Being the new kid in tech - Aisha Sie

13:30 - 14:30 lightning talk

This lightning talk was cancelled

Are you switching careers into IT from something entirely different? Don’t worry: a quarter of professional developers came from a different background than IT, so you’re not alone! This talk will give you some advice to help you through that awfully familiar ‘newbie’ feeling as you’re leaving the comforts of your old field and entering the brave new world of tech.

About the speaker


Having built her career as an MD/PhD in clinical genetics, Aisha has since been focusing further on bridging the gap between the medical and technical worlds. She works as an information analyst at Nictiz, the Dutch expertise center for eHealth, applying her passion to make healthcare better through standardization and innovation in IT.

Aisha is a board member and co-organizer of DomCode, a cross-language user group that aims to bring web developers from all backgrounds together to learn. She’s also a musician, gamer and cross-stitcher.