I’m that person that spent a whole lot of time in school just to take a path other than the one that seemed obvious. The result is that I make more money, have greater flexibility, and have less stress than I would otherwise. My advice for getting where you want to be includes four things.
How was your University time? I loved all of my undergrad, graduate and post-doctoral studies. In high school, I was a bit of an oddity as I had a double major in math and also minored in art. In college I published a pencil sketch in a literary journal that was part of a poem.
If you are someone who’s looking for quick tips on a quick win, this is not something you would want to read. However, if you belong to any one of the following bunch, read on and let me be part of your motivation to get you to somewhere beyond your imagination. Underdog Didn’t have the
In 2012, when I was reading The Alchemist, I came across this line “Wherever your heart is, that is where you will find your treasure.” I was pursuing my graduation and by the time I finish reading this book, I started to think what should I do? After, spending few days in introspection I choose
In my final year of high school, I was utterly confused about what to do next. All I knew was that I was good at math, and that allowed me to explore and enjoy different fields at university. My dad suggested, “why not Computer Science?”. The field was beginning to boom and the traction
I’m a software engineer for a tech company in San Francisco, on a team that builds mobile apps with React Native. I wasn’t always a software engineer, or even a tech person. In fact, I spent the first half of my 20’s trying out different jobs in different fields, looking for exactly what I’ve found
In 2014, I took two months of leave from my Engineering manager job at Google. I had just gotten a big promotion based on my work as an engineer and tech lead for the previous six years. I was a leading expert on a large, critical part of the DoubleClick online advertising system, and before
How was your University time? As many in this field I consider myself a self-learner, admitely i started university back in Italy. I wasn’t sure what to do, and my options were either Philosophy or Computer science. What happened is I didn’t pick any of those and i moved straight to London. It was a
26th Oct 2015, It was a big day for me. My first day at the office and like everyone I was nervous. I was so tensed that I stood at the door for some time but when I entered the room I was amazed. The environment was so cool. Graffiti on the walls, picture collages,
My story is that I originally didn’t know what coding was until I got a call from my older brother one day. He told me I should learn to code and just sent me some links to places to learn how to code. I was 14 at the time, and when I started trying to