Meet Trang Tran, Junior Software Engineer
Trang Tran had no experience of programming when she came to Sweden from Vietnam as a freelance journalist in 2020. By coincidence, she joined a web development bootcamp that opened up a whole new world. “The enormous opportunities with coding astonished me,” Trang says.
Present role: Junior Software Engineer
Earlier employment: Freelance journalist and HR-related jobs
Best thing about my job: To work in a team with great and knowledgeable colleagues
This is what I do
Trang had always felt like an outsider in the world of technology, but many of her friends were engaged in technology start-ups. Their discussions made her curious and she decided to sign up for a program that promised to turn you into a full-blown web developer in only 22 weeks.
“After a month I was completely hooked because I realized how many fun and useful things I could create through programming. Two months after my exam, I got my first technical job as Junior Software Engineer at Atlas Copco.”
“When I used to work in communications I mostly sat alone in my room and concentrated on writing texts, but my new job is a perfect combination of individual coding and teamwork together with my colleagues.”
My advice is that if you, like me, think that you are not a perfect match on paper – then think again!