I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, and while attending university I carried out a one year internship in Helsinki, Finland. During this period, I realized I loved developing using web languages and thrived living in new surroundings. When I returned to Scotland, I continued with my education and started my own business doing freelance web development.
After completing my master's in Advanced Computer Science at Strathclyde University in Scotland, I searched for that special field where I could focus my web skills. My goal was to find a job that would be more rewarding than general website development. When I came across Esri, I immediately knew it would be a perfect fit. I remember my interview vividly and the great feeling I had when I was told I would contribute to a big community that often uses the software for big global scale applications.
There are so many people at Esri from diverse backgrounds and they're all specialized in different areas. It's great to be working with people who are experts in a variety of programming languages and GIS. It’s very satisfying knowing that you have a contributing part in this story and know what you're doing is being used for many positive purposes, by so many people and by so many organizations around the world.
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