Lead Engineer at Made Tech
Clare Sudbery is a lead engineer with Made Tech, and a maths graduate with 21 years of software experience. She is particularly interested in teaching and mentoring.
Twelve years ago she abandoned IT to retrain as a high school maths teacher... but quickly returned to software, gaining a new lease of life via Extreme Programming. She now helps to run Made Tech’s academy programme, helping a diverse set of inexperienced engineers to learn on the job.
Clare hosts the acclaimed Making Tech Better podcast, and publishes notes and scribbles at medium.com/a-woman-in-technology, tinyurl.com/clare-wiki and insimpleterms.blog. She is also a published novelist.
We work in an industry where we judge one another constantly for being stupid. And yet, there are a million different paths through software development. The skills we don’t need now are necessarily forgotten, or delegated to someone else. And that’s fine.
Instead of judging people for their ignorance, let’s help them to feel excited about all the new things they’ll discover. Instead of saying “For God’s sake, you don’t know that?” let’s say “Fantastic! Lucky you. You get to learn something. What can I do to help?”
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