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Why did you decide to work in the tech industry?

I completed school with a diploma in the field of business informatics and was intrigued by the subject of computer science. When choosing my primary subject at university, I looked at various courses at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences. I was enthusiastic about the projects presented in the media Informatics course. The flexibility offered by the course won me over. During my studies, I not only got to know the technical side of web applications but also discovered my interest in UX/UI and accessibility.

How can you describe your current role? What’s your responsibility area?

I am currently a front-end (FE) senior software developer and work in a permanent team on a complex project for a large corporation at ETECTURE. I have been designing and developing the FE architecture with my team since the beginning. As a part of the development team, I work on the various milestones for the release. Advising the customer regarding the new requirements and the conception are important tasks in my daily work. My focus during development is on inclusive operation. So I pay attention to the UI/UX and the accessibility of the application.

What career plans do you have for the future, and how do you see your further professional development?

I never think of myself being in or on a certain position. Some time ago, I read something about careers that really appealed to me:
“I’m rejecting the career ladder metaphor in favor of the career river. Here’s why:
1. The ultimate goal of the career ladder is: to reach the top.
2. The ultimate goal of the career river is: reach your ocean – a thriving, wide-open ecosystem fed by other rivers to explore.” – Bridget Thoreson
My ocean should be filled with a lot of experience and knowledge about FE development, UX/UI, and accessibility. In addition, I see myself personally in an area where my work is changing the world for the better.

What can you advise for women just entering the tech?

Don’t be shy and don’t sell yourself short! Surround yourself with people who support you and trust your abilities. If you are interested in a job in IT, then pursue this wish and do not listen to the negative voices that advise you otherwise.

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