Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am Ivona and I am 21 years old. Currently my fields of interest are software development and programming. I like finding solutions to problems and creating things. I am also attracted to game development and 3D modeling. Lately I have also been looking into embedded programming, machine learning and deep learning as they are very progressive fields and they are areas where you can be very creative and let your imagination lead you in creating various interesting applications.
Currently I am working as a PHP developer and I am also a student at the Faculty of electrical engineering and information technologies.
How did you join Vox Teneo?
I first joined Vox Teneo as an intern. I was ready to work on anything as my primary purpose was to see what it was like to work in a software development company and gain experience in this area.I noticed that the knowledge I had gained in university and learned on my own initiative were lacking the professional aspect. We agreed that I would start learning PHP with a possibility of joining one of the PHP teams afterwards.
Was this your first “real work” experience”? How was it?
This was my first “real work” experience. Before I had only worked on small projects on my own initiative and on some university projects. This was a very new experience for me, I started learning new things really quickly and got introduced to new topics and terms I haven’t heard of. I was pretty nervous on the beginning but everybody was really friendly and welcoming so I felt at ease really quickly.
Right from the start you got in on one of our biggest projects. What was your biggest challenge?
After I finished my internship I started working on one of the biggest projects in the company although then I didn’t know that. When I started working I faced the complexity of the project and got a little bit lost as I was parallely studying and going to university and getting to know the project. However with the help of the team that was always available to help I quickly managed to get into the project. I learned a lot working on this project and I still learn new things every day.
What can you recommend to young people that want to start in development
I would recommend to everybody that wants to start their career as software developers not to be afraid to do it earlier. With enough dedication and commitment everything can be archived and the knowledge and experience gained cannot be replaced. In addition never give up on learning new things and try to create things on one’s own as that gives a lot of self confidence and also the possibility to learn from your own mistakes.