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. Her passion is making healthcare better for everyone through innovation in IT: not only lowering barriers to healthcare access and patient self-management, but also fostering closer collaboration between professionals. 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, cross-stitcher and has this shiny website if you want to know more: aishasie.nl
Saturday 1st October 16:20 - 17:10
Everyone who calls themselves a “coder” had to start out somewhere. For some of us, that start was in an entirely unrelated field. This talk will bring you along on a young doctor’s joyous journey from the wondrous world of medical academia into the terrifying territory of tech, and the interesting sights seen along the way. We'll reflect on the differences as well as similarities between the medical and technical worlds and the learning process when making the switch from another career to tech. We’ll also discuss practical insights in what makes learning in tech unique and what might make it better, and some “behind the scenes of tech” glimpses that left this newbie coder woefully wishing for blissful ignorance.