In 1984 I started programming at a Sinclair ZX Spectrum. After high school, I wanted to study computer science, but was advised against it. “In a couple years, all big companies will have their software in order, and there won’t be any jobs in that field.” 🤦‍♀️

So I studied Architecture for a year, but that wasn’t my cup of tea. And then went to study something completely different: Social Work. That wasn’t right for me either, but you can’t keep quitting everything, or you’ll end up with nothing. After graduating, I was asked to work for a company as a software trainer. I started to miss programming, so in 1998, I made the switch back, from teaching to programming and finally studied computer science.

After doing various other programming jobs, I co-founded Obvious Matter in 2003. I went to a Big Nerd Ranch training in 2011, and that’s how my current adventure accelerated.