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Amy Simmons

Amy Simmons

Amy Simmons is a frontend software engineer at TweetDeck in London. Before that she was a backend developer at a fin-tech company in Sydney.

Amy hasn’t always been in tech. She started her career as a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. After six years in online news, she discovered an interest in code. 

She wrote her first line of code at a Rails Girls workshop in 2013. In 2015 she studied Web Development Immersive at General Assembly, fell in love with the tech community, and decided to change careers.

She has mentored at Rails Girls and Code First Girls, and spoken at CampJS about her project ‘A Guide to the Care and Feeding of New Devs’.

She is particularly passionate about teaching school children to code and would like to do more in this space.

  1. Five Lessons From My First 18 Months as a Dev

    Amy Simmons

    Amy Simmons conducts us in five lessons but sadly no carols, sharing the experiences gained in coming to a dev role from a background in journalism. Like seeing Christmas through a child’s eyes, sometimes the best lessons are learned from newcomers, not just the old-timers.