Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sarah Young

Bachelor of Engineering - Software Engineering (2005)


I have enjoyed programming since primary school, but had very little idea about how computers actually worked or how to create complex software systems. When I studied Software Engineering I was amazed to learn about the variety of programming languages that exist. It also challenged my entire way of thinking about how software could be built.

Since graduating, I have predominantly worked as a software developer for large telecommunications and airline companies. I like having the opportunity to learn about other industries, as well as watching the abstract work I do at my desk transform into something that other people can see and use. A project I particularly enjoyed was building a website for people to check flight departures and arrivals on their mobile phones.

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