After some networking and an abundance of Pizza, the evening kicked off with a talk from Kate Richardson, a software developer. Her own journey was a great example of how making the switch from non-tech to tech is perfectly possible, even after graduation.
After listening to Kate, we were given an insight into a number of roles at Just Eat, with talks from..
Olly Dobson- Product Manager.
Simone Basso- Head of Business and Restaurant Apps
Peter Mounce- Senior Developer
Mark Jenkins- UX Web Lead
Paul Pechy- Senior Product Manager
Daniel White- Head of UX
Given the vast array of backgrounds, each talk gave a different perspective on Careers in Tech, and how to break into the scene. Whilst the Just Eat team all had different experiences, there were a few useful tips which cropped up in many of the talks. So for those of you that missed it, here’s a quick summary :
Working with great people is important and makes work exciting.
Experiment to find out what you love.
You do better at what you love doing.
Try to say yes to everything.
Start-ups are exciting places to work- they are flexible and creative spaces.
If you are not learning, it’s time for a change.
Thank you so much to Just-Eat for hosting this event and a huge thank you to the speakers for sharing their advice and experience with us.
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