Irena Yana

Irena Yana

Software Developer


EDF Energy

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
First I decided to the more "girly" -marketing only to find out that is not my path
then I decided to leave all my life and go to another country and study what I have always wanted
I started working for an amazing company where innovation was the key to success
now I am mentoring young girls and soon to be a teacher who hopefully inspires others
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
Bachelor
BSc Computing with Digital Media
University of Greenwich - London

Career

Software Developer

I create amazing stuff with code

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Education
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

My working day is full of excitement. Technology provides you with so many opportunities to be creative and let your imagination goes wild. From mobile apps that could help a group of people to do their job in a more efficient way to virtual reality where you can go inside a nuclear station and get a real-time perspective of the environment. It is all about creativity, innovation, and challenge.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

School teaches you how to go around a problem, basics of coding and analytical thinking. After that, all you need is your imagination. You don't need to know every programming language, all you need is to experiment without being afraid. Go out there, test this new technology, break your code, then fix it realising there was a missing bracket. You will never stop learning.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Love what you are doing. If you do that would be enough for you to do great things. I don't know all programming languages but I am eager to learn every day. So be brave do not limit yourself at your work and don't be afraid of challenges, take all of them and if you fail that means you learned something new.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
BSc Computing with Digital Media

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

""You don't look like a coding girl" or "You will be the perfect housewife""

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Learning Issues
First-Generation College Student