Last year I changed career and became a beginner again. As one of the first junior developers at globaldev my colleagues were curious about how I made the change.

After hitting a glass ceiling in the theatre industry I resolved to change course. When I met Evgeny Shadchnev, co-founder of Makers Academy, I was convinced that I could learn how to code in 12 weeks.

At Makers Academy I learnt much more than I expected! It turns out that there’s a lot more to being a developer than code. The wonderful teachers at Makers continue to inspire me today. I’m very thankful to them for giving me such a good foundation and showing me new ways to think.

I feel like I’ve landed on my feet at globaldev. The whole team has welcomed me and I’m especially thankful to some of the more senior developers—Paul Bowsher, Michael Mazour, Jason Lambert and Mat Sadler—for answering my questions carefully.

Changing career was worth the hard work. I love facing the new challenges, playing with ideas and the environment of mutual respect. Oh, and the new toys…retina MacBooks are beautiful :o)

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