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Madeleine Smith
Software Developer
Sainsbury's
WHAT DO YOU DO?

I write code on Chop Chop - an app which allows Sainsbury's customers to get their groceries within 60 minutes.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU USE MOST IN YOUR JOB?
  • Coding
  • Development
  • Communication
WHAT'S THE MOST INTERESTING THING YOU'VE WORKED ON IN YOUR CAREER SO FAR?

Teaching web development through a company called Code First: Girls who are all about encouraging more girls into tech. I loved seeing how much my students progressed and seeing the websites that they created themselves.

WHAT'S YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?

I have always been interested in technology though mainly studied maths and science at school. After I finished school I became a software developer as I loved building things and found it really fun and rewarding.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO GO INTO DIGITAL & TECH?

Getting involved in the Code First: Girls community and talking to lots of other women who were bossing it in the tech world.

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

Definitely go for it! There are loads of fun and creative jobs in tech waiting to be discovered.


I AM...
SPORTY
JOLLY
MAD!