We interviewed Iona Vincent, Software Engineer at Onfido on her experience and thoughts on women in tech.
The course was my first experience of coding and I had to teach myself C++ alongside my studies to complete assignments. From there I took a job working at a visual effects studio in London, writing tools for new effects and working on the systems they use to move and keep track of the huge scenes they are working on.
After a couple of years, I decided to transition into a more traditional software engineering role. In the visual effects world, a lot of projects are fairly short-lived and have a small user base, because they might be specific to one big film. Whilst this was fun, I realised I wanted to work on projects that were at the heart of the business and reach a wider audience.