About Me

Hi, Iโ€™m Kim ๐Ÿ˜Š

A picture of Kim smiling in front of a brick wall

I am a Software Engineer at Butternut Box ๐Ÿถ. By day ๐ŸŒ‡, I build software with Ruby code ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปand all that jazz. I also love building things with the C# programming language, .NET ecosystem and Unity for my personal projects and occasionally Python if I feel like it.

As a Tech Content & Workshop Creator & Mentor, I help people engage with technology in fun and practical ways, whether theyโ€™re just starting out or looking to improve their skills at any stage of their careers. I am passionate about creating things for tech education and love sharing my experiences with the community to encourage others to learn and grow in their technical skills and confidence.

In Winter 2021, I created Curiously Code as a discovery platform providing technology, career and wellbeing inspiration for Curious Humans.

Since my career switch into tech, I have had exposure to C#, Ruby, Java and Python, as well as DevOps and cloud technologies on Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. Iโ€™m also a former Code First Girls Volunteer Python Instructor where I taught the 8-week Introduction to Python Programming courses. I have also created and delivered programmes on Software Engineering Fundamentals and Backend Engineering for Java and created materials for a C# programme during my time as a Tech Coach at Tech Returners. Nowadays, youโ€™ll see me create fun stuff for Curiously Code, take part in Tech Skills Workshops, where my friends and I run free workshops for the community or hanging around at Codebar.

By night ๐ŸŒƒ and on the weekends, you can find me learning Kendo ๐Ÿฅ‹, bouldering at the climbing gym ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ, singing as an Alto at the West End Musical Choir ๐ŸŽน ๐ŸŽญ or something random like playing video games ๐Ÿ‘พ๐ŸŽฎ, doing some Instax photography ๐Ÿ“ท or dabbling with my bass guitar ๐ŸŽธ!

๐Ÿถ Software Engineer
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป Writes Ruby and C# code
๐Ÿ’œ Creator of Curiously Code
๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ปOccasionally dabbles in Python
๐Ÿฅ‹ Learning Kendo
๐Ÿง—๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธEnjoys bouldering at climbing gyms
๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŽน Alto @ West End Musical Choir
๐Ÿ“ธ Instax Photography
๐ŸŽฎ Video gamer

โญ 2022 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards Winner – Software Engineer of the Year Category

I was selected as the category winner for the Software Engineer of the Year award at the 12th annual FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards hosted in London, UK. The award category was sponsored by NatWest Group. The winners spanned diverse backgrounds from academia, enterprise, and financial services, from talented students through to high-performing entrepreneurs and CTOs.

โญ 2021 and 2020 Women in Software Power List Winner

I am recently featured in the 2021 and 2020 Women in Software Power List, which recognises the top rising stars in the tech industry. Presented by a partnership between Makers, ComputerWeekly, Google for Startups and Level39.

โญ 2020 TechWomen100 Award Winner

I am featured in the TechWomen100 list which is WeAreTechWomenโ€™s annual recognition programme highlighting the achievements of women in technology below senior management level. The award showcases remarkable women within the technology and STEM sector.

โญ 2020 WorldSkillsUK Diversity & Inclusion Role Model Nomination

The Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards honour, celebrate, and shine a light on individuals and organisations who are going above and beyond, championing diversity and inclusion within their organisations and the wider technical education sector.