Software Developer's Journey
#72 Katrina Owen, one little piece at a time
Oct 21, 2019 · 46 min
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Katrina first told us about her rocky start that had nothing to do with science or programming. She described the detours she took and how she finally woke up earning a living as a programmer some day. She explained how her first job in a fashion startup was a forming experience and how she picked her next job afterwards. We touched on her debut in public speaking and how it started an avalanche that led her -through hard work- to working for Github nowadays.

Katrina is an ecosystem engineer at GitHub. She accidentally became a developer while pursuing a degree in molecular biology. When programming, her focus is on automation, workflow optimization, and refactoring. She works primarily in Go and Ruby, contributes to several open source projects, and is the creator of, a platform for code practice and programming mentorship.

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