I’m an Interface Developer here at Softcom. Basically, I get to transform beautiful designs into responsive, user-friendly, and highly functional web templates. I’d say what I do is significant as it speaks for Softcom’s brand and is also far-reaching. Far-reaching because it’s the first point of contact users get to see while accessing Softcom’s products. It creates a first impression, and the first impression they say matters.
A proud moment I remember was some time last year when the lockdown had just started. Schools were having trouble integrating online learning, and I had recently joined Softcom’s Koya team. I was having a conversation with my sister about what I was working on at the time and she said “you’re working on that? My school uses that platform”. I felt so happy and proud to be part of something so effective. It was a remarkable moment, and it showed me how what I do impacts many people.
Choosing to challenge for me means breaking through the stereotypes and barriers that society has built for women. Gender equality is still a major issue globally, and women remain measurably underrepresented in the tech industry.
I choose to challenge by offsetting a balance in this space with the work I do and by creating pathways to help other women along the way. I choose to challenge a system that thinks it’s okay to abuse or belittle women and their capabilities by promoting women’s rights and creating a safe space where their voices matter.
I always wanted to be a Doctor. And even when I couldn’t get into university to study medicine, I promised myself that I would pursue a second degree after completing my first degree in Information Technology.
I had just finished a class one afternoon in my third year when I saw my friend working on his laptop. I had no idea what he was doing, but it had piqued my curiosity, and so I asked him. He talked me through what he was working on and even offered to mentor me and share some tutorials with me. In my fourth year, I was confident enough with the fundamentals to apply for a job as a Frontend Developer Intern, and I was hired. That was the beginning of my career as a developer, and slowly my dreams to become a Doctor faded.
– I almost got kidnapped in high school.
– I have a habit of reading lists from bottom to top.
– When I was little, I wouldn’t eat without my mum being there.