Acast är partner till oss på Tjejer kodar – och kanske har du lyssnat på en pod någon gång? Det har du med all säkerhet, och helt säkert med något Acast hjälpt till att producera! De är nämligen en av världens största oberoende podcastföretag. Vi har hälsat på dem på deras huvudkontor i Stockholm, och fått snacka en sväng med utvecklaren Nahida. Så vad gör en utvecklare egentligen på ett podcastföretag?
Nahida, tell us about your background!
I started information technology at KTH. It was not my first choice… it was actually my second choice. I wanted to be an architect in the beginning – a whole other area! It was important for me that I could stimulate my creativity, and that’s why I thought architecture would be the thing I wanted to do. But I needed to have a second choice. I went through the KTH catalog and found that you can work as a web developer and design and create websites. Those words made me go for it!
What do you do as a web developer at Acast?
It’s mostly about developing platforms – we do have a lot of collaboration with our UX designers who create design and prototypes, before us developers put the websites to life. We run the prototypes through users and they give us feedback, then I make the design come to life, and make it actually work!
Tips to others thinking about changing careers to tech?
I think it’s really important to dare – to dare to try. There is so much material on the internet right now which can help you to try out different things, so just dare to try! Second thing – don’t compare yourself with anyone else. I was in that place during my first year at KTH. I saw that my fellow classmates knew so much more than me and I felt so dumb. But hey, I was there to learn and everyone starts from somewhere. You don’t need to know everything to try out something. Thirdly, have patience with yourself. We learn at different paces.