From communication to programming! Meet Helen, developer at GetAccept
by GetAccept, on March 09, 2020
For Helen Luu, today developer at GetAccept, IT hasn't been the obvious choice. With a background in media- communication science, she did apply to AW Academy’s course in programming. For 12 weeks, she found a way to express her creativity by coding.
When Helen first entered GetAccept, she describes that she stepped into an R&D team with ambitious people, eager to help each other. She feels that there is an unusually strong team feeling and a desire to create a quality product.
So why GetAccept?
Helen didn’t know about GetAccept before. She applied for many jobs and it was a coincidence that she came across just GetAccept. In the first conversation with Andreas Helgegren, VP of Engineering, the dialogue around code bubbled, but also their shared vision of how to build a strong technical team. "We are both very geeky when it comes to processes and agile project management. Many people talk about working agile, but few people understand what it means in practice."
I immediately felt that this is a place where I want to be!
At GetAccept we work with the latest technologies and Helen describes that everyone is encouraged to stay up to date and to test new technologies, to constantly develop our product. Once a month, the RnD team has a hackathon, where everyone gets to test in other code languages and new frameworks.
Despite the change of industry, Helen still has a big passion for communication. She is a volunteer in communications at the Pink Programming Association, where they work to increase the interest in programming among women and non-binary. “GetAccept has always been clear that they are actively working for a wide variety within the company. Andreas has always encouraged my involvement in Pink Programming and has always lifted my work in these issues”.
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