Jessica is a wonderful human and a fellow non-stop traveller, adventurer and foodie! At her full-time job, she is a full-stack developer in the fintech space – but she also finds time to create and share awesome posts on her blog and social media. Follow her for colourful, inspiring and educational content!
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Hi all! I’m Jessica Hua. A Chicago girl at heart currently living in Raleigh, NC. A software engineering nerd and travel junkie while eating my way through it all. Currently working as a full-stack engineer with Fidelity Investments while running a blog on the side at jessicahua.com to share travel guides and tech tips.
How did you get into tech?
I was introduced to coding back during the Myspace days where I couldn’t find a layout I liked so I picked up HTML/CSS to create my own. Fast forward to college, I changed my major several times and gave computer science a go once I ran out of options and loved the creativity and challenge that came with coding. I can get lost in the code for hours and loved that there’s always something new to learn when I got bored. I graduated in 2017 with a degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering from DePaul University. More on my story here.
What languages/technologies do you have the most experience in?
Angular (typescript), NodeJS, Java, SQL.
What are you currently learning/practising?
AWS Cloud, Containers, Microservices.
What are your favourite resources to learn/stay updated on tech?
Following other tech accounts on Instagram, watching keynotes.
What would people learn about by following you?
The experience about being a woman in tech, tips on how to kick off your career after college, tech resources and my journey as a software engineer.
What inspired you to start sharing your experiences on social media?
I felt like I neglected computer science as an option for me for the longest because I didn’t have a role model or anyone to relate to in the field so I am hoping by sharing my experiences I can help someone realize the opportunities I didn’t when I was younger.
How can we get in touch with you?
IG or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
iPhone or Android?
Dogs or cats?
What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
Oof, can’t pick. Too much of an ice cream snob to have 1 favorite.
What’s the next place you want to travel to?
Italy, Japan or Hong Kong.
How many hours of sleep do you need to get to feel like yourself?
What is your superpower?
Wait, what? You can teleport? Please teach me how to, Jessica!
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