🕵️ My Current Focus
I am the creator of Curiously Code, a skills and mindset coaching platform and community for early careers and professionals from underprivileged backgrounds to upskill, grow personally and professionally and connect with people and opportunities in the technology industry.
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. I’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, you’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 🌃 and on the weekends, you can find me doing all sorts of outdoor activities 💪 🥋🏄🏻♀️, or something random like playing video games 👾🎮 and doing some Instax photography 📷 !
📜 A Brief History: My Technology & Coding Journey
I studied Geography and was exposed to scientific computing at university. I wrote my first line of code whilst trying to find better ways to extract and process some climate data for my climate modelling simulations. After graduation, I worked for a couple of years as a Sustainability Consultant and Business Application Consultant; but found myself being drawn towards technology where I eventually followed my curiosity to find my niche.
My software engineering interest was kickstarted by Code First Girls, where I attended their Web Development and Advanced Ruby courses at Twitter UK and M&S Digital from Autumn 2017 to Spring 2018. Alongside Code First Girls, early in 2017, I moved laterally from sustainability consulting to technology as a Business Application Consultant tasked with implementing Agile software development for the first time in my current company at the time without prior tech experience. I then went on to receive a fully-funded scholarship to attend a 16-week intensive Software Engineering Bootcamp at Makers in February 2019 and have since been exposed to Software Engineering and DevOps practices from a range of roles and industries such as investment management, e-commerce, subscription-based services and tech education.
⭐ When I am not doing tech stuff, you can find me:
📷 Enjoying some film photography with my Instax Mini 11
☕️ Reading and relaxing at the coffee shop
💪 🥋🏄🏻♀️ Outdoor activities
🎮 Playing games on my Nintendo Switch
SEPTEMBER 2011 — JULY 2014
👩🏻🎓 Attended the University of Oxford and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Geography (Upper Second Class Honours – 2.1).
2014 St. Catherine’s College Exhibition Scholarship
SEPTEMBER 2014 — SEPTEMBER 2015
👩🏻🎓 Attended University College London and earned my M.Sc. in Environmental Modelling (Distinction).
2015 University College London Dean’s List
FEBRUARY 2016 — APRIL 2017
🌱 Junior Sustainability Consultant, EVORA Global Ltd.
Conducted data analysis & delivered sustainability reports.
APRIL 2017 — FEBRUARY 2019
👩💼 Business Application Consultant, EVORA Global Ltd.
Within my first year as a Sustainability Consultant and after expressing interest in EVORA’s Sustainability Intelligence Environmental Reporting & Analysis Software-as-a-Service platform, I switched roles to become a Business Application Consultant, tasked with implementing Agile software development for the first time in the company without prior tech experience. I learnt about product management on-the-job, faciliated Scrum ceremonies and worked on business requirements gathering. I engaged daily with developers to adopt the best practices of Agile, testing, continuous integration and iterative software development from scratch with no prior experience of product management.
FEBRUARY 2019 — JULY 2020
👩💻 Software Engineer, Fellowship Recipient, Makers
As a fellow, I received a fully-funded scholarship to attend a 16-week intensive Software Engineering Bootcamp at Makers, with the eye to fast-track my career in technology.
JULY 2019 — AUGUST 2020
👩💻 Associate Software Engineer, M&G Plc, Makers Fellowship Program
Started at M&G Plc as a Full-Stack Software Engineer on the Investment Management Technology – Investment Process front office function.
Testing: NUnit, Fluent Assertions
Version Control: Git / Azure Repo
SEPTEMBER 2020 — FEBRUARY 2021
👩💻 Software Engineer, Trainline
Trainline is the leading independent rail and coach travel platform selling rail and coach tickets to millions of travellers worldwide. I worked within the Diet Code Team to enable easy eCommerce experiences and highly secure payments for customers.
Tech Stack: C# programming language, .NET Core 3.1, .NET 5, Amazon Web Services
Testing: NUnit, XUnit, Fluent Assertions, Specflow, BDDfy
Version Control: Git / Github
MARCH 2021 — MAY 2022
👩💻👩🏻🏫 Software Engineer & Tech Coach, Tech Returners
As a Software Engineer & Tech Coach at Tech Returners, I created and delivered programs to help underrepresented people refresh their skills after a career break. I designed, developed and delivered a Software Engineering training curriculum for mid-level Software Engineers to upskill in Software Engineering and Backend fundamentals for Java and C#, as well as assisting with the delivery of two DevOps UpSkill cohorts.
JUNE 2022 — PRESENT
👩💻👩🏻🏫 Software Engineer, Butternut Box
For more details, visit my LinkedIn.