We Are Impedans Series - Junior Full Stack Software Developer (Intern), Anesi Daniella Igunma

Position: Junior Full Stack Developer (Intern)

Bio: Anesi is an energetic and hardworking college student pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Aiming to use her knowledge of computer science, information technology and mathematics to satisfy the software development internship at Impedans Ltd. In her spare time, she plays football and goes to the gym. She is also an avid Arsenal fan.

What drew you to this career?
From a young age, I’ve had a huge interest in science and maths and I was deeply involved in various projects. In school physics and maths were my strongest subjects, so heading into university, I knew I wanted to pursue a career along those lines. During my first year of college I had to study four core subjects; maths, physics, applied maths and computer science. By the end of the year, I had to choose which of the pathways I’d like to continue in. By the end of the first year, I found that my interest had veered away from physics and steered towards computer science and maths. I thoroughly enjoyed programming and solving problems using algorithms and logic. Computer science is such a broad term and has multiple branches so through this experience I hope to know which area of computer science is best suited to me.

What's the biggest challenge you faced when taking on this new role?
The biggest challenge I faced was coming into such a niche market with little to no prior knowledge of plasma physics and very little experience in a corporate setting. I came into the world of work with a typical mindset of a student. I assumed it would be impossible for me to carry out any task or project that I had not been shown or taught how to do at university. It didn’t take me long to realise that experience is the best teacher and learning is a continuous process. I needed to be able to manipulate the knowledge I obtain from University and implement it in such a way that it can be useful to me at work. I was thrown into the deep end with my first project in JavaScript, completely out of my comfort zone, it took me a while to find my feet but I found it. As they say ‘change begins the moment you step outside your comfort zone’.

What excites you about working for Impedans?
The exciting part of working for Impedans is embarking on new projects and getting to experiment with new technologies. I’m always encountering something new and continuously developing new skills as well as improving existing ones. The icing on the cake for me is knowing the result of mine and my colleague’s efforts will be used by a customer to help improve their business. This yields a great sense of achievement.

How would you describe your role in one word?
Tasking! Being part of the Research and Development team, one is involved in product design and development. My role includes algorithm development for testing procedures, software development for front-end and back-end processes, project scoping and specification, debugging and testing.

How would you describe your experience so far at Impedans?
My experience so far has been very fulfilling. In the short time I’ve spent here I have gained a plethora of skills and knowledge through my involvement in various projects. I have learned valuable lessons and met some lovely people. An all-round positive experience to say the least and I look forward to starting my final year in college in September.

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