What was your journey to becoming a programmer?
Earlier this year, I was one of the recipients of the Udacity Android Basics Nanodegree scholarships funded by Google. I learned Android development in my spare time through the online course, but prior to that, I had no experience coding – in fact, my degree is in History of Art and I had been working full time in accounting for auction house Christie’s!
The journey from coding as a hobby to doing it as a full-time job has been life-changing. I had been trying to find a solution for a personal project on StackOverflow when I came across the advert for a role at Starling Bank. It struck me as interesting and fitted my skillset perfectly, so I applied, and after a few weeks of interviews and tests, I was offered a position. I wasn’t actively hunting for a new job, but life has a funny way of making sure you’re in the right place at the right time when opportunities present themselves! Starling’s office even turned out to be just down the road from Christie’s.
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