Meet Mathilda Sjödin, Software Engineer, C-sharp expert, baking fanatic

How did you become interested in tech? 

At about five years old, I got a Super Nintendo and was hooked. By 11, I’d seen an ad for a gaming education at my local college and my future was set – I wanted to learn how to build and design games, and I did. I was the techy one around the house, setting up phones and computers and fixing any issues. 

How long have you been working with tech? 

After I graduated, I began working at Data Ductus and have been here for five years. Many of the skills I learned while studying I can apply here in my day-to-day work, such as C-sharp, HTML and CSS. And I’ve learned a lot on the job. 

What does a typical day at work involve? 

Right now I’m on maternity leave, so you can guess my typical day! But most recently I’ve been developing a website for a municipality where inhabitants can book spots at local nurseries, schools, colleges and the like. A typical day involves a customer and an internal meeting, handling a ticket and developing code – we are responsible for the entire lifecycle of the system.  

What’s most interesting about your job? 

No day is the same. IT is so broad, there is always another job to do, another project to work on, another skill to learn. If you feel like you’re stuck in a loop it’s easy to get out of it by exploring another technology. 

What advice would you give to somebody interested in pursuing a career like yours? 

Just go for it. There are so many possibilities. You can work in healthcare and if it doesn’t suit you move to retail, and so on. You will meet lots of interesting people and you can work from anywhere as long as you have an internet connection, now and then. It’s a very rewarding business. 

What do you do when you’re not crunching code? 

I love to bake. People keep telling me I should apply to a baking show, but I haven’t plucked up the courage yet. Watch this space though…