In June of 2018, Zakia spent her summer as a Software Developer Intern here at IndustrySafe!
Part of Zakia’s role at IndustrySafe has been developing and testing code for new features in our upcoming 5.15 Release. She’s played a large role in many aspects of the development process that continues to improve and enhance IndustrySafe safety software.
Read the brief Q&A session we had with Zakia learn more about her and her life outside of IndustrySafe.
What is your hometown?
Toronto, Canada? For me, this is the hardest question to answer. My family moved a lot. I was born in the US, raised in Bangladesh, came back to the US for college from Oman and it has been two years since my family permanently moved to Toronto, Canada.
What did you do before working here?
I am still a student at Temple University, so I was studying for my semester finals. One more year to go!
What do you like most about your job?
The people and the general culture at IndustrySafe. Before working here I was questioning being in the tech field and really struggling to find my place. But meeting the women developers here and seeing their impact on IndustrySafe has left me in awe.
What would people be surprised to know about you?
I love being around books, so much that the whole summer right after my work here I have been going to work at the Temple University library.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not at work?
I love playing and spending time with my cat, Bella. When I am not with Bella I am either on my phone or laptop, catching up on my Manga or Korean dramas.