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When engineering is not enough

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When engineering is not enough

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SheSharp partnered with Bol.com to deliver our next online event. Join us for one hour with Mary, Software Engineer. Read more about the session here:

If you ask me to describe my ideal job, it would consist of a technically challenging topic, that is critical for the organization I work for and that is also a challenging problem.

What do I mean by challenging?
I mean challenging like the topics we studied at university, I don’t mean that it has to be research but the answer shouldn’t be obvious!

Ironically, I found what I was looking for when I found… “Search”. It had everything, but to be honest…. I didn’t realize that working on a very challenging problem like search, engineering is not enough… It was time to go back to studying, time to look up the terminology, see how other people in the field are solving similar problems, what’s trending in current research etc.

It took me a while to get there, so I would like to share my journey, from trying to refactor or fix everything with “blind” declarative programming to studying and asking our data scientists to come up with solutions together. The journey is not over yet, I am still trying to find my way, but finally that feeling in my belly that was telling me that what I am doing will not take me where I want to go… is gone!

Learn more about Mary:
Mary comes from Greece, she has been living in the Netherlands for the last 7 years. She came here to get her Master’s degree in Software Engineering but stuck around a bit more. She loves programming languages but she didn’t want to follow an academic career. Her pursue is to work on topics that combine the stability of the industry, the demands of critical production systems and challenging domain problems. She has been working in bol.com for 6 years, changed three topics until she found something that fulfilled this trilogy: search.

How to access the event:
We will be live on Facebook and Youtube.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SheSharpNL
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OIzUKwM-Yw
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