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S3E8: iOS Development and Side Hustles with Janina Kutyn

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Janina Kutyn is an iOS developer. She has previously worked at Apple and now works at ING. She also used to run the geek chic apparel brand Silicon Sweetheart.

After studying computer engineering at college, Janina worked at a couple of mobile agencies in Vancouver and London. She then moved to California to work at Apple. Recently she took some time to travel around Asia before relocating to Amsterdam, where she works at ING.

In our conversation, Janina talks about her career in iOS development, software engineering interviews, and side hustles. We also hear about her experiences of traveling and relocating around the world. Overall, she inspires us to see the work we do as a series of projects.

Key takeaways:

  • Learn theoretical computer science concepts rather than just individual languages.
  • Once you have one object-oriented language under your belt, it’s not that hard to learn the syntax of another language, because the concepts are the same.
  • It’s important to recognize when a side project, job, or other aspect of your life isn’t working for you anymore, so you can move on.
  • See every job you start as a project. Doing this will help you notice when it’s time to move onto a new role or team.
  • Remote working is great but it comes with a unique set of challenges.
  • If you want to relocate, find an employer who is willing to work with you on your relocation.

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