After a quick splurge in academia, and a gold medal in Computer Science at the International Conference for Young Scientists 2016, I completely refocused my attention towards the software engineering industry.
I started working as a Community Advocate at GitLab with a mission to cultivate and reshape GitLab’s online community. After a year I wanted to ramp up my engineering experienced so I worked towards transitioning to a developer role. In January 2018 I transferred to the CI/CD team as a Junior Developer where I worked to make sure our CI offering remains the best one on the market.
As luck would have it I got the the opportunity to manage the Community Advocacy team at GitLab in May 2018. I always liked helping others do the best work they can so it was a no-brainer. As a Community Advocate Manager I built and cultivated a new advocacy team. It turned out pretty well - remember #movingtogitlab? After bootstrapping the team I went back to my biggest passion at work - engineering software. In the meantime we reorganized our backend roles. I was no longer a Developer but a Backend Engineer on the Verify team.