Meet WeAreDevelopers – Women’s Day Special
For most of the time, one tends to believe that there is some magic involved in good software. We all know that this is nonsense, most of the time it is technologies, smart algorithms and the people who make the magic happen.
What makes a software stand out? It is people who inject their knowledge and passion into the project and leave their footsteps.
Meet Sophia and Inbar
Today I like you to meet two members of the product team, Inbar and Sophia, who left a lot of trails in the upcoming Version 2.0 (stay tuned and subscribe to the newsletter to learn more).
Inbar is our UX mastermind. She created all the beautiful paths and details which will help you to get your profile online in half the time.
What I like about it, is that it’s actually about us – the way we think, feel and act. We are pretty much predictable animals.
What makes a good user experience? “Aesthetics is very important, but definitely not enough. Digital products should be like a good old friend; useful, helpful and leaving you with a good feeling.
What I like about it, is that it’s actually about us – the way we think, feel and act. We are pretty much predictable animals.”, Inbar states before she heads off to finalize a detail of the new card design.
Sophia is the data analyst in residence. What she did will unfortunately never be visible to you. She grabbed the task to rewrite the matching algorithm which helps to connect jobs to developer profiles. This is essential so that every developer profile gets assigned the right job offers.
Why did you choose that job and why do you like it? “Because through this you learn the fluid thinking process of many people doing the matching manually and you also have to find the way to hardcode someone’s decisions and imitate people’s minds.
It’s never too late to start programming and believe me you can do that within a year, even if you specialize in a completely different field. Let’s together show the young girls that they can be everything they want.
This job is not about sitting in front of the computer the whole day as many people think (I also thought so though!). It’s art and a lot of creativity. You create something and let it develop with time. Although it sounds scary, you can do that too. It’s never too late to start programming and believe me you can do that within a year, even if you specialize in a completely different field. Let’s together show the young girls that they can be everything they want.”
Sophia and Inbar both joined WeAreDevelopers last year and made excellent additions to the product in such a short time that one might think that it could be magic that was involved. Or maybe we are just victims of Clarke’s third law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.