Like many others, I began my journey as a software engineer at the age of 7, and there probably hasn’t been a week since then that I didn’t either write code, design something, or test out a new idea. This probably classes me as a long-term geek, and unashamedly so!
I now have almost 20 years of professional experience in the software industry, having worked in financial, media, advertising, retail and e-commerce sectors, both in software development and hands-on engineering management roles.
My passion is still the pursuit of well-written, solid, scalable software that meets customer needs. But my experience on my own projects has rounded that out with some awareness of what it takes to undertake a project from an entrepreneurial angle, the search for viable / commercial ideas, and a lean approach to pursuing them.
I see career progression, education and change as a never-ending journey, and just a few of the many reasons I love this industry.