To celebrate International Women's Day, we decided to introduce you our favorite girl at ICodeFactory, our “Coding Queen”, partner on board, Microsoft Certified Trainer and many more – Marija Brajković.
Marija’s contribution to the innovative ideas, business growth and corporate culture in ICodeFactory was recognized years ago, when she has become one of the managing partners. We asked her a couple of questions about her beginnings in IT and advises for young girls who are searching their career path.
Enjoy reading following interview:
1. What influenced you to pursue a career in IT?
When I finished high school, I hesitated about choosing a college. Accidentally, I stumbled on Faculty of Economics, Business Information Systems module and found myself in programming. I liked it a lot, so an IT was an only logical continuation of my career.
2. How does your MSc in Economics affect your software engineering career?
College degree provides you the big picture of what you are going to do or “base knowledge” as we love to call it in ICodeFactory. Of course, there is practical knowledge you gain on workplace.
Master’s degree in Economics makes it easier for me to understand the domain of requirements, business processes and business side of the project and therefore it helps me to propose better ideas and solutions from both technical and business point of view.
3. What does it feel to be at the ICodeFactory partner board?
It feels good. (smile)
4. What is your favorite part about working at ICodeFactory?
Possibility to constantly expand knowledge. In this technology-driven world, there is always something new outside and you can never stop learning. It is always a good time to start learning something new, and ICodeFactory has built environment for continuous learning, encouraging employees from all departments to learn and share their knowledge.
We grow together, that’s my favorite part.
5. What advice would you give to girls who are considering their career in IT industry?
Be brave, it doesn’t hurt. Follow your passion. You will never get bored in tech.