I got my first computer in sixth grade of elementary school. From that moment on, I spent my school brakes and weekends playing games all day long. When I was 12 years old, I was already dreaming about how I would one day be making those games I was playing. My further education was directed that way, I studied Informatics at Faculty of Organizational Sciences. This all makes my story seem kind of expected and „regular“. But the term of events that lead to me getting my first computer was everything but expected.
Category: WOMEN IN IT
Classes of mathematics, physics and programming were one of my favourite classes since high school so I decided to follow my interests and apply to studies at Faculty of Informational Technologies in Mostar. I knew that programming was my profession but I had no idea that in a few years I would be in San Francisco visiting a client, developing an application for smart glasses, writing this text and sharing my experiences.
Recently I’ve came across a truly interesting read – Peter Seibel’s Coders at work: reflections on the craft of programming. Seibel converted interviews with 15 greatest programmers and computer scientists of our time to a real page-turner which I couldn’t recommend enough. Being aware of gender gap in IT industry, it didn’t strike me as odd that there was only one female interviewee – Turing’s Award winner and IBM Fellow Fran Allen.