Knowing what motivates and inspires you is key to your success, something which Andrew Askin has proven is a winning formula when road-mapping a career that has taken him down a number of paths but ultimately led him to his company Krit which continues to thrive with each passing year. As he continues to climb with established knowledge of where he intends to go, he proves that knowing your own mind can ultimately provide you with both professional and personal happiness.
Benjamin has always looked at the world knowing that hard work and experience can only be defined by your willingness to learn and apply yourself before taking the next step. With a wealth of experience behind him he presents the reality of what it can take to be successful and what can happen once you take your knowledge building to the next level. From Myspace to the #301DaysofCode challenge his presence within the community has allowed for him to learn, share and educate, which makes him a force to be reckoned with as the community expands.
Starting in his garden shed, Jet's imagination would take him from creating swords and crossbows and transform him into the programming traveller that he is today, out seeing the world and using his love for coding to share his travels with everyone. Embracing every opportunity to not just learn, but learn from his failures; Jet provides a thorough insight into what it means to be an enthusiastic coder in an ever changing community and how he intends to keep going no matter where in the world he is.
Dante Lex is proof that if you set your mind to a task, then anything is possible as he shares how with a little bit of encouragement he became the self taught programmer and problem solver that he is today. A key example of 'Back to Basics' is what has allowed for him to seek validation based only on his own ideals, allowing for him to work at his own speed and in his own time.
Daniel may have stepped away from programming when he felt that it wasn't right for him, but after immersing himself into a community of makers and creators he soon found his passion again and has applied his learning in a way that differs from most. The key to his success is ensuring that whatever he has learned can then be teached which ensures success when creating platforms, and with a continued desire to learn, he's a great example of what it means to keep going to become a class act.
Before cementing herself as an on-trend creator, April's journey as a programmer started in the fashion industry before she took her well designed heels and decided to put her stamp on the tech world. Using her 'Don't give up' attitude she has taken her love for programming and turned it into a career that continues to flourish now that she has found her forever home with Microsoft. With a colourful future ahead of her, she's a force to be reckoned with and the tech runway is the platform that she will continue to keep on giving to.
Lee's keen eye for fixing bugs started from a young age and along the way he's had the opportunity to continue working and learning whilst experiencing the rise (and sometimes fall) of technology. (MSN anyone?). Now as a lead developer he is using his experience to actively solve problems a day at a time whilst ensuring that those who are still quite new to the field are learning in a timely and productive manner. His experience has allowed him to see when it's time to slow down, but also how to utilise the best tools which makes him a seasoned pro in a community that is sure to see more changes in the near future.