This is an exciting time to be involved in tech. I recently had the pleasure of helping build a digital bank. I worked with my banking client to get their mobile development team underway and helped create their android app, which has had millions of downloads.
I studied cognitive science and computer science, a combination that let me explore a broad range of areas in technology, psychology and philosophy. After uni I moved to Scotland, joined a tech start-up and worked in mobile development. Eventually I launched my own consultancy.
My biggest fail? Shutting out my colleagues. I used to think I needed to concentrate quietly on my own. Now I see that a collaborative environment, where code is written as a team, produces better software, allows knowledge transfer and is way more fun.
Mia’s path to becoming a software consultant
>> Bachelor of Cognitive Science & Computer Science, La Trobe University
>> Software developer
>> Director, Subsymbolic Software, Edinburgh