Ever wondered what a career as a Business Analyst looks like, what a day in the life of a User Experience Designer is, or how to get into Game Development?
From September through December, SIGNAL hosted a series of fun and informative events featuring 14 local tech industry professionals, as part of our Tech Careers & Pizza Nights in Christchurch and Dunedin.
Our guests came from a diverse range of career backgrounds, showcasing the wide variety of skills across different tech roles.
They also described what attributes make for great employees considering a career in tech, and how your existing degree and experiences can launch you into an exciting new career.
We would like to thank the following local tech 'superstars' for giving your time this year, and sharing with us your personal journeys into tech careers:
- Ashley Bass, Product Manager @ Jade Software Corporation
- Esperanza Garcia, UX Designer @ Skilitics
- Tasneem Gould, Business Analyst @ Deloitte
- Kathy Kok, Senior Software Developer @ Lentune Software Solutions
- Syen Nik, Head of Machine Learning (Data Science) @ Jade Software Corporation
- Khalid Salah, Mechatronics Engineer (R&D) @ Hivemind
- Julie Stalker, IT Business Analyst @ Save My Bacon
- Henk Roodt, Design Engineer @ StoneToStars
- Manjula Devananda, Health Data Scientist @ AirMed
- Nicole Henke, Senior Business Analyst @ MTF Finance
- Simon McCallum, Senior Lecturer @ Victoria University of Wellington
- Julia Pye, IT Business Analyst @ Silver Fern Farms
- Rachael Tobeck, Consultant @ Crew Technology Recruitment
- Trish Handley, Career Practitioner @ ARA Institute of Canterbury