Participant story: Yingjie
“I’m excited to gain hands-on experience in real-world projects and to collaborate with my cohort classmates and mentors to develop team projects.”
1) Tell us a little about your life.
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Before immigrating to the USA four years ago, I worked as an investment manager in a venture capital investment company in Shanghai. This brought me great opportunities to work with programmers and engineers on projects mainly in the IT industry and high technologies. I was very impressed by their work and their passion for creating a better world through tech innovations. Since then, I developed a great interest in tech industries and always wanted to learn to code if given any opportunity.
2) What made you decide to apply for Techtonica?
3) What are you most excited to learn while at Techtonica?
4) What do you want to contribute to or change about the tech industry?
I want to help moms who have quit their jobs because of caregiving roles but want to get back to their careers. Working moms are proud, and they are an essential group in the tech industry. Also, I want to bring my knowledge in investment to working as a software engineer to help improve the value of the products from business perspectives.
5) What’s your dream project?
My dream project is an app for parents looking for daycare centers and other childcare services locally. It includes features about daycare center availability, meal services for different age groups, individual childcare services, second-hand market places, parenting communities, etc. It also includes healthcare resources and an immediate consulting service that is accessible to the parents.