How to Escape Academia (into software development)

It’s been nearly five months since I left my role as an Associate Lecturer at the University of St Andrews, and started my new career as a software developer at Airts. I spent the last ten years developing my skills as a computational astrophysicist: studying planet formation, astrobiology, and the search for intelligent life using a […]

Diversity in the workplace should be like a comfy sofa

I joined Airts as their first female software engineer seven months ago. That was a massive step for me. I’ve had to wrestle with a pretty serious case of imposter syndrome. And that ‘I don’t belong’ voice in my head was amplified by the fact that I was only the third non-native English speaker at Airts. Based on […]