I have a Masters in Social Psychology. An unusual combination for a software developer! The reason I choose Psychology was because I’m interested in how people behave. But once I’d got my Masters and began job hunting, I realised that I couldn’t honestly see myself working as a psychologist. Which of course meant I had to decide on an alternative career that I would enjoy. From a young age, I’ve had a passion for software. It’s great to create software, or modify code to make software perform as you want. Also I enjoy seeing the results almost immediately, which gives me a sense of satisfaction. So with all this in mind, I changed direction to follow a Java developer course. I plan to learn other languages in the future as well.
Even when I’m not working, I’m busy with computers and software. I enjoy reading articles about programming, but plenty of other subjects as well! In other words, I like to learn new things. That’s why I’m currently spending time finding out about do-it-yourself in the house, and gardening. And although I guess it almost goes without saying that I often play computer games, old-fashioned board games are just as enjoyable. And the occasional film or TV series. And last but not least, I have a couple of pets. My cat Mozzy and my axolotis. An axolotis is a Mexican water salamander that can grow its own body parts (including brains!). And… they always look really happy 🙂