As a very recent addition to the graduate scheme here at YNAP, I thought it would be useful to share my experiences in joining the scheme. Whilst discussing the various challenges us graduates face (it is a lot harder than it looks!), I will also be sharing a few tips and tricks I feel are important for a smooth transition into the scheme.
A student fresh out of university is keen to learn, keen to impress, and eager to mould themselves into a pioneer of their industry. The problem I faced was narrowing down exactly what I wanted to do and where I wanted to do it. That’s the biggest benefit of the NET-A-PORTER graduate scheme – it figured it out for me.
Joining a graduate technology scheme at YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP has been one of the highest-returning career investments I made since earning a degree in computer science. In my view, the scheme represents an exceptional opportunity to strengthen learning muscles developed at university while solving real world problems and sharing solutions with millions of customers.
This week I was interviewed by computerweekly.com. In that interview I made reference to doing IT the 21st-century way. What does that mean for a technology-led consumer internet company like the NET-A-PORTER Group? I thought I’d outline my vision for “how things will feel” in the near future.
Let’s start by saying that being a woman in a male-dominated industry is not something I think about often. In fact, I’ve spent most of my career not thinking about it at all. Recently however, the lack of women in development seems to have become something of a hot topic and a few people have asked for my thoughts on it.
We are delighted to announce that NET-A-PORTER will be taking part in Skills Matter’s Scala eXchange 2013 in London on the 2nd and 3rd of December, 2013.
Ian Forsey and I have been invited to talk about our practical experiences building Scala projects. On top of that, NET-A-PORTER will be sponsoring the event as a gesture of support to the Scala community.