GRACE FOX | Junior Backend Developer | Wellington
Q. How did you get into coding? What is your advice for girls and omg children who want to be coders?
I got into coding from attending a talk at Enspiral Dev Academy. It was a panel interview of IT professionals in Wellington. After the talk my mind was fizzing with the possibilities. Developers and coders are the inventors of our day.
My advice: coding is problem solving, it's a series of small steps. Take it one step at a time. Try not to measure yourself against other people.
Q. Tell us about a rad piece of code that you’ve written? What piece of code are you most proud of?
I work with legacy code, so making changes can sometimes have unintended impact (bugs!). My team often uses a Test Driven Development approach (write a test, then write the code) to make sure we aren't introducing bugs. I wrote a test that checks one of the most complicated scenarios of a transaction.
"Developers and coders
are the inventors of our day"
Q. What big dreams do you have as a coder?
I'm passionate about diversity and inclusivity in tech, and interested in using tech to balance inequality in society. I'm hoping to drive change on these issues from the inside. Grace codes in C#.