Debbie O'Brien

Head of Learning and Developer Advocate at NuxtJS


Don't give up, no matter how hard it is.

What do you do?

My job is to Nuxtify the world. To make sure people know about Nuxt.js and to improve the learning experience so that it is easier for people to learn Nuxt.js

Why did you choose this field?

I was studying to be a secretary and was bored so I joined a class my friend was in and decided that programming was way more fun than accounting and book keeping.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I thought I wasn't clever enough to learn JavaScript and I gave up. I went back to studying when I was 38 and finally conquered it. I should have believed I could do it but it's not always easy to believe in your capabilities.

Why do you love working in STEM?

I love being challenged, I love trying to solve problems and I love seeing results.

Best advice for next generation?

Don't give up, no matter how hard it is. No one was born knowing anything, we all had to learn it and we all can learn it. Some will learn faster than others but that's ok just believe in yourself and never give up.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

walt disney: if you can dream it you can do it

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