As a baby, Meimona Hakim noticed her father dismantle their residence laptop. Seeing the expertise behind the pc sparked Meimona’s curiosity in computer systems and expertise. As we speak, she is a software program developer who solves issues which might be invisible to many and protects the privateness of on-line financial institution customers. One in every of her future goals is to turn out to be an moral hacker.
“Know-how is a steady future profession as a result of expertise is the long run. Particularly girls are very wished on this trade,” she says, explaining why she determined to pursue a profession in tech.
“I do programming, which implies that I work with net purposes for customers. I program what occurs behind the scenes on a web site, for instance in a web based financial institution, and I be sure the fitting individuals have the fitting entry to the fitting locations. What’s attention-grabbing about it’s that I get to work with confidential information and defend residents’ info.”
Meimona’s curiosity about expertise has been helpful in some ways. In her spare time, she volunteered in a company that helps orphan youngsters. To assist their work, she is planning to create an app the place individuals can donate cash and get details about the group.
For Meimona, one of many charms of expertise is its capability to resolve real-world issues.
“Lately some therapists have began to supply remedy in digital actuality. The affected person wears VR goggles and will get remedy for his or her phobia that they don’t seem to be able to confront in actual life,” Meimona says.
A profession in tech lets you discover the world
Earlier than beginning her research within the college, Meimona didn’t have any prior data in programming. Her curiosity and curiosity in downside fixing have been sufficient to persuade her to use for a level in informatics. Throughout her research, she determined to focus on language expertise to discover how computer systems use human language.
“I sometimes studied sensible topics the place we coded and made completely different sorts of applications. You could be very theoretical within the tech trade, however I love to do sensible work. Nevertheless, for those who like idea, you’ll be able to select to focus on much less technical features inside expertise as a substitute of working with programming. One instance is that you would be able to examine design which focuses on how you can create options that match consumer’s needs and desires.”
Throughout her research, Meimona spent a semester as an trade pupil in Singapore.
Exploring the world doesn’t must cease once you graduate. Meimona tells that in her present job, staff can work at home, the workplace or wherever they need – so long as the job will get accomplished. One in every of her teammates is working from Poland, whereas the others are positioned in Norway. She prefers working from residence and visiting the workplace now and again.
“Day by day we have now a each day check-up, after which we work with our personal duties. What I actually like concerning the tech area is the nippiness and cozy work setting. You don’t essentially must be an extrovert, as every kind of persons are accepted.”
The expertise trade presents nice profession growth alternatives for everybody. Sooner or later, Meimona needs to work as an moral hacker.
“Though I didn’t examine cyber safety, I’m actually excited by it. I wish to work as an moral hacker that firms may rent to hack their websites. This fashion they will inform if their websites are safe sufficient,” Meimona explains.