Java Guru: Hi Irina! Tell us a bit about yourself, who are you and what do you do?
Hi! I am 28 years old. I have a Master’s degree in Computer Science (TSI). I work for Tele2 SSC as a Software Developer (Java).
Java Guru: Please tell us how did you get into IT?
My introduction to IT was relatively recent. In 6th grade, my parents decided to introduce me to the world of IT and signed me up for a programming course called Programming Master. When I finished the first course, I realised that solving different programming logic problems is very interesting and I want to further develop myself in this field.
Java Guru: Why did you choose Java Guru?
My introduction to programming started with courses in Pascal and C++. When I enrolled in the university’s computer science undergraduate programme, I had the opportunity to learn C#, but it wasn’t enough. After researching the various programming courses in Riga and receiving many recommendations from friends about Java Guru courses as one of the best programming courses in Riga, I chose this course.
Java Guru: What courses did you complete at Java Guru?
I completed all the Java-related courses.
Java Guru: How did the Java Guru course influence your professional career?
The Java Guru course helped me to learn one of the most sought-after programming languages – Java, as well as gave me knowledge about programming code, good programming style (special thanks to Viktors Savoņins).
Java Guru: Where did you get the motivation to study?
My motivation is often linked to my interests. I am convinced that to do something well, you have to be passionate about it, you have to be interested in it, you have to enjoy doing it. I always looked forward to every Java Guru course, as I gained a lot of new knowledge and exercises to reinforce previous knowledge.
Java Guru: What are your current goals?
I am currently working as a System Developer on various projects. Professionally, my goal is to reach the next step in my career, namely Senior System Developer.
Java Guru: Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to those who are just starting out in IT?
Hmm, it may sound trivial, but the first step is to see if IT is an area where you feel comfortable and interested. If you get satisfaction from what you do, you are bound to succeed. So my advice is simple, which is to be satisfied and to grow, and then success will follow.