#demystifyIT: Accessibility PM – story by Ioana Tanase

#demystifyIT: Accessibility PM – story by Ioana Tanase

Hello and welcome to the 2nd article from my series: #demystifyIT!

I’m a career changer and I remember how limited my knowledge was when I was just starting in IT 11 years ago: which role to choose, what I could be good at?

Is programming the only ‘right’ career to follow?

What if I’m not technical enough?

The idea behind is it to show you that tech is beautiful, and there’s a place for everyone!

This week I’d like to introduce you to my amazing colleague Ioana Tanase and her “career in tech” journey.

You’ll also have a chance to learn more about her role as an Accessibility Program Manager!

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#demystifyIT: Technical Writer – story by Oana Turnea

#demystifyIT: Technical Writer – story by Oana Turnea

Hello and welcome to my new series: #demystifyIT!

I’m a career changer and I remember how limited my knowledge was when I was just starting in IT 11 years ago: which role to choose, what I could be good at?

Is programming the only ‘right’ career to follow?

What if I’m not technical enough?

The idea behind is it to show you that tech is beautiful, and there’s a place for everyone!

This week I’d like to introduce you to my amazing colleague Oana Turnea and her “career in tech” journey. You’ll also have a chance to learn more about her role as a Technical Writer!

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6 myths about contributing to open source

6 myths about contributing to open source

Whether you’re a Code Newbie who is just beginning your career in tech or experienced professional, you might have heard various myths about contributing to open source.

In this article, I’m gonna demystify some of them for you. I hope that after reading it you’ll give it a try and deep dive into an amazing open source world.

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Career change: my 1st year as a Software Engineer at Microsoft

Career change: my 1st year as a Software Engineer at Microsoft

Celebrating 7 years at Microsoft and my first year as a Software Engineer after the career change: from recruitment to software engineering role at ‘Microsoft Teams’ Prague team!

This post will be a mix of my thoughts/learnings from my 1st year as a Software Engineer at Microsoft: it is not about “I delivered x amount of features in XYZ areas” or “I had a chance to do this and that”.

Quite the opposite: it’s a very personal post about what was happening with me, what challenges I was overcoming. And while I knew that changing my career won’t be easy, I think I didn’t expect some of the below to happen.

I don’t see many posts of what is really going ‘behind the scene’ with those who went through a career change this is why I’m sharing below.

Hopefully, you can be better prepared and avoid some of the things I’ve experienced.

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Becoming a Software Engineer at Microsoft [Q and A]

Becoming a Software Engineer at Microsoft [Q and A]

There is a lot of advice online for people interested in joining Microsoft as a Software Engineers.

In this post, I decided to share with you my first-hand experience and answer the most common questions I’m receiving throughout my career from Developers interested in working at Microsoft.

I’m sure that my article will help you clarify some of your doubts as well as get a better understanding of how to get a Software Engineering role at Microsoft.

[Read about my journey into software engineering]
*please note that the below answers are based on my work experience and refers to Engineering teams in Europe

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