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Katie Smith
Software Engineer
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WHAT DO YOU DO?

I usually write software to make life easier for analysts or other developers by reducing their workload. Sometimes this is just back end code in Java, sometimes it requires a front end with Javascript.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Organisational skills
  • Logic
  • Problem Solving
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

I've worked with Cisco devices, involving creating accounts and managing groups. I was able to see the hardware that my software would be working with, and how it would interact.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

Currently in the third year of a technical apprenticeship which involves constant learning

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

I'd always been interested in how things work, both physically and in computers. I loved learning how websites and apps are created from scratch

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

Definitely give it a go, you can’t say you don't like it until you try. And don't worry if you think you've left it too late - I did for a long time, but it wasn't too late, it never is!


I AM...
ORGANISED
FRIENDLY
PROBLEM SOLVER