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Georgia Gage
Software Engineer (Associate Consultant)
Infinity Works
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I help companies design and develop software. Usually I work in a small team of about 5 people. We spend most of our time writing code, learning how to use new software and chatting to clients.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Problem solving
  • Communication (trying to explain complicated things in an easy-to-understand way
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Helped to build software crucial to the operation of airports around the world.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

For most of my life I wanted to be a musician but ended up studying Physics at the University of Manchester (I fancied a challenge!) where I discovered computer programming. After graduating, I spent some time being a musician and then decided I wanted another technical challenge! And here I am.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I love coding, it's the only thing I'll happily sit at a desk and stare at a screen all day for. I am never bored and constantly challenged and learning. The software industry is growing so quickly, there are endless opportunities to find work that you love. The work ethos and the people are brilliant.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO GIRLS THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN DIGITAL AND TECH?

Give it a go! You'll be rubbish at the beginning and that is okay, everybody starts somewhere. It may seem like an impossible job but all it takes is a curious mind, enthusiasm and determination. Do not be afraid to ask questions.


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