Katie is a recent Computer Science and Mathematics graduate of the University of Sheffield and will be joining Capital One as a Software Engineer in September. During college and University, Katie worked part-time initially in various customer service jobs and then as a Web Developer and attributes much of her people and communication skills to this work. More recently, Katie has taught programming to others as a university Teaching Assistant and volunteer Course Instructor for Code First: Girls. This is where Katie realised her love of helping others develop their skills to prepare them for a career in technology. She also undertakes both technical and non-technical presentations and organises inclusive hackathons and workshops hoping to inspire others to get involved with technology or boost specific skills.