What we do here at REA is super serious business, but I came to REA for a different reason entirely. Because of technology. It has the capacity to be creative, fun and simultaneously, it can deliver value.
It is no secret we have a lack of talent coming into IT here in Australia. I believe that the reason behind this is how software development is perceived in the community. Hacking in popular media is presented as a Matrix-like activity, where we “wire in” and the computer and our bodies become one. We have a pride in complexity, and through the grad programme, I’m starting to understand why. Unfortunately it doesn’t make it easy to enter into our industry.
Instead of just sitting back and complaining about the lack of software developers, REA has decided to step up and do something about it.