🧱 Pre-2014: Foundations
My journey started on my family computer. One day I found myself in a rabbit hole of creating websites that became fansites and digital journals on Piczo, Freewebs, and Xanga.
Despite this interest, I dropped Computer Science after feeling like an outsider in my GCSE Computing class and opted for healthcare.
🎢 2014 - 2018: The pivotal years
🤘 2018 - 2021: Becoming an Engineer
After graduating, I joined BT’s Digital Engineering graduate program, where I spent two years learning as much as possible.
I joined four teams: architecture, software engineering, platform engineering, and site reliability engineering (SRE)
Outside the day-to-day, I was active in several initiatives in the company (see everything) and continued to get involved in the UK tech scene while documenting my learnings on my blog.
At the end of the program, I joined the SRE team and then moved to Flutter (Sky Bet) in platform engineering a few months later.
💫 2021 - present: Leading communities
Whilst I enjoyed engineering, I was eager to consolidate all my interests in tech, community building and education.
When I asked the tech community what this was, they pointed me to developer advocacy, relations and the people leading developer communities.
In July 2021, I pivoted to my dream role of building communities and creating content full-time.