Lianna Newman, Author at The Contactually Blog | For Relationship-Based Businesses

Interning with the Contactually Engineering Team

In April of 2017 I began a four month internship at Contactually in DC. Prior to my internship, I graduated from a Coding Bootcamp in New York City in September 2016. I spent the last 3+ years working in Human Resources at a nonprofit and after attending the World’s Maker Faire, which renewed my interest in technology that I had as a child, I decided to switch careers to tech. Before entering the world of HR, I worked as a Specialist at an Apple Store. As a result, I brought my love of technology and experiences at Apple with me to my HR position and found myself creating and integrating technological solutions into existing HR processes. When I’m not coding I enjoy tinkering with robotics, crafting dollhouse miniatures, and all things horror (movies, books, podcasts, etc). Getting Started My experience, like so many that have come from non-engineering backgrounds, for one reason or another is becoming more and more common. I was in a job that wasn’t challenging enough, happen to be in the right place at the right time, and stumbled upon the existence of coding bootcamps. After many months of research and self teaching, I jumped into this new world and over the course of a year I changed my life. It wasn’t an easy transition by any means, but it was definitely worth it. I graduated from Actualize (located in NYC) in September 2016 and before graduating I began what would be a six month journey of searching for a place to test out my new skill set and learn from others in the industry. In...