Welcome to my website!

My name is Ela Mościcka and I’ve been in the tech industry for more than 10 years.

During that time I’ve helped hundreds of people break into the tech industry, change careers, and land jobs in top tech companies.

I’m currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. Here you can read about my journey into Software Engineering.

Before the career change, I was a Talent Sourcer at the Microsoft EMEA Engineering Recruitment team where I specialized in building new Software Engineering and Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) teams as well as growing existing ones.

I believe that “sharing is caring” this is why I have decided to start this blog: I received a lot of support from the community when was going through a career change & my goal is to help others succeed in tech.

I’m a huge fan of networking, this is why you can find me on various social media platforms. Don’t be shy and get in touch with me through LinkedIn, or Twitter.

Want to know more about all my community activities & ways how we can work together? Check the Collaboration page.

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Few facts about me:

  • Born in Russia, grew up in Poland, currently based in Prague,
  • I speak Polish, Russian, and English. Was learning Japanese for a few years (passed Nihongo Noryoku Shiken N5), tried also Korean (no luck here;). Currently learning Czech,
  • I was training professionally shooting from a sport gun when was a teenager (10-meter Air Pistol and 25-meter Pistol). Won 6th place on Polish Youth Olympics in Pistol competition,
  • I’m a big fan of Jo Nesbo and Andrzej Sapkowski’s “The Witcher”,

While going through a career change I was:
  • Full-time Microsoft Talent Sourcer & Mum 😉,
  • Attending meetups and tech events,
  • Having mentors (coding) and being a mentor (for my colleague(s) from the recruitment team as well as during programming workshops),
  • Active on social media.