A Day in the Life

In this series, Rasha Ardati from the Product and Engineering team interviews colleagues from different backgrounds about their experience of working at the Guardian – and this time, she meets software developer Amina Adewusi It all started when Amina Adewusi became a mother. In her previous job she had to travel a lot and, for […]

In this series, Rasha Ardati from the Product and Engineering team interviews colleagues from different backgrounds about their experience of working at the Guardian – and this time, she meets software developer Amina Adewusi

It all started when Amina Adewusi became a mother. In her previous job she had to travel a lot and, for a minute, she thought she could keep it up. She couldn’t. So, she decided to take to the internet and start looking for jobs that would allow her to spend more time at home. There she found a lot of advertisements for software engineers and, although she had no background in technology, she thought it might be a suitable new career path. Spoiler alert – turns out she’s very passionate about software engineering.

How did you begin your software development journey?
I started by talking to people who worked in the industry and asked their advice. Following that, I decided to start teaching myself. I got myself into Code First Girls, which involved a 12 week evening course learning basic HTML, CSS and Git. I also found some mentors through contributing to open source projects (namely, Ruby for Good) and attending Codebar. Once I felt ready, the next step was looking for suitable positions.

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Source: Guardian