Changing careers is scary and can be very risky. The older you get, the more risk you are taking when switching fields of work. Starting from scratch is daunting and when everyone is a lot younger than you and more successful, it can be discouraging. I’m here to tell you that diving into tech at 30 (or any age) can be an incredible adventure filled with memorable experiences, amazing people, and great opportunities.

speaking at We Are Developers in May 2017

It’s my 32nd birthday today and I’m looking back on a year full of adventure, opportunities, new friends and scary challenges.
When I was in my early twenties I was sure, by the time I’m 32 I would have it all figured out. I saw my future self as this put-together woman that had a great life, a career, high heels and a plan.
Well, put-together might be a stretch since I'm currently wearing yesterdays makeup and a far too big metal shirt I stole from my husband. I have a great life even though it turned out very differently to what…

CSS only windmill

Throughout my life all I ever wanted to be was an artist of some kind. I wanted to be an author, a poet, a painter, a photographer, and later, a developer. To me, being a developer has always been about creativity, about the act of creating something that wasn’t there before. As a frontend developer I love to create something beautiful that gives people joy visually and offers great user experience.
And with becoming a programmer, I was given a tool I could misappropriate to make me an artist again: CSS.

Lately, more and more people have started getting into…

Eva Lettner

web developer, linguist, reader of all things SciFi & fantasy, @wearewebclerks co-organiser. Codepen:

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