I am Mirjam, a frontend developer and scaredy-cat from Germany.
While programming has been a hobby of mine for years, I only started to work as a developer in 2017 after working a office job and being a dogtrainer.
Things I love to talk about
- Books! (Booksbooksbooks!!)
- Being a self taught programmer and changing careers.
- Why working as a dogtrainer helped me become a better programmer
- What dogtraining taught me about leading people
- Modern software development
- Dogs and cats
Things I don’t stop to talk about so start at your own risk!
- ASOIAF and Game of Thrones
- Mechanical Keyboard
- My undying love for unit testing
Why Conference Buddy
I’m self taught and LOVE to learn new things and get to know other people working in a similar field. But, you see, when we order food at home, I don’t go and open the door. Ever. I’m an introvert type of person and I can be really socially awkward at times, so I’m stressed even thinking about talking to the delivery person. Also, I don’t feel comfortable in unknown and new situations on my own.
Now try picture me on a Tech Conference on my own…
So when I changed jobs and started working in at my current workplace with a budget for Conferences, I was at a loss at first: I wanted to visit a conference really badly but I couldn’t finde someone to go with me. Even the thought of going alone was intimidating!
Some evening at dinner I complaint: “Well, really, why can’t I get a kind of a Buddy who goes to conferences with me and let me hide behind them for a bit?! Like a Conference Buddy!” Then I stopped. And thougt: I can’t be the only one, can I now?!
Here we are. Here you are, reading this. And maybe, we have a similiar problem.
Let’s go and be a solution.