Hi there! My name is Maari Tamm, I am 31 years old and I am from Estonia. I am an aspiring full-stack developer but this is not my first career. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and until last year I was working in a medical lab as a lab technician. At first I worked with blood samples and later switched to cytological screening. That was an interesting experience and I enjoyed it, no doubt.
A little bit more than a year ago though, I really wanted to give myself a new challenge and so I thought to try out programming. And well… I fell in love with it. I find it to be creative with endless opportunities to learn and I guess that is what I like most about it.
I went through a program called ‘Vali-IT’, that was meant for people who have already established a career in other fields but wish to build a new career in IT. That’s when I started learning Java and landed my first internship in Icefire, where I also stayed on after as a junior developer.
More recently, I was accepted as an intern to the Outreachy December 2019 to March 2020 round. I created this blog as a part of this new venture of mine and I will be posting more about my experience as an intern for the OpenStack Client integration project.
So this is me, trying to build my career as a developer and sharing some of my experiences as I go.
Thanks for taking an interest!