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Aly Stroud

Java Developer

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Give everything a go! Try to learn to code, create your own website or solve a problem. You can do anything you put your mind to.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I create and maintain applications for companies to help them solve problems and work more efficiently.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I have always liked problem solving, but I didn't know what I wanted to do with my future. I 'fell' into software development during my engineering degree as we learnt MATLAB to solve engineering problems. I realised I loved programming and it went from there!

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

Being a female software engineer and taking charge of a project which was successful - saving the customer thousands of pounds a year!

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

I absolutely love solving problems. Working hard and struggling but then finally the code works and nothing matches that feeling of elation!

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

Give everything a go! Try to learn to code, create your own website or solve a problem. You can do anything you put your mind to.

INSPO / FUN FACT

“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”