Hi, I’m Ela Moscicka

Welcome to my website!

I’m a Software Engineer at Microsoft (working on Microsoft Teams) and a former Microsoft Talent Sourcer. Here you can read about my journey into Software Engineering.

Fun fact: I don’t have a CS degree and prior to going through a career change I spent 9,5 years in recruitment (6 years as a Microsoft’s Talent Sourcer in the EMEA Engineering recruitment team) where I’ve helped hundreds of people land their dream job. In addition to that 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. You can also subscribe to my newsletter and be the first one to know about new posts on my blog.

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, Twitter and Instagram!

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”,
  • Coding in Javascript / TypeScript.

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.