Mina Begum is part of our current cohort. Coming out of University with a degree in Journalism, she worked and travelled in Amsterdam before spending two years as an account manager at a corporate accelerator. She currently works as a start up scout for L Marks.
A: Ever since I started working in tech, I’ve been super fascinated by how a product is built. I used to look over my colleague’s shoulder and see him typing letters, numbers and using all these symbols in one line! I was taken aback- I didn’t have a clue what was going on. It’s definitely an interesting/complex world. I chose 23 Code Street for three reasons:
A: I love that it’s so challenging and you have to think really hard to fix a problem. However, when you see the end result, it is truly satisfying. And I can understand what techies are saying….a little bit!
A: I plan to be competent at programming! I’m going to be very happy to say I have this skill and next time when I see someone coding away, I won’t be so overwhelmed by it.
A: New Zealand will deny people a residency visa if their BMI is too high.