Future Focus with Sophia, San Francisco alum & engineer at Stitch Fix

Posted by Flatiron School  /  January 23, 2020

Living in the Midwest, Sophia knew she wanted to switch careers but was, at first, unclear where to start. A classically trained violinist, she was curious about code, and after researching several bootcamps, she decided on our immersive online software engineering program. While it was challenging to learn remote, Sophia focused on the end goal: a new job, new career, new city.

Fast forward a few years later, and Sophia is now a software engineer at Stitch Fix and living in San Francisco. She enjoys the exciting fast-paced nature of working in a high-growth consumer start-up, as well as the community she's found at the women-led tech company. She's enjoying San Francisco's tech community and excited for the future. To learn more about our SF campus and programs check out our Career Karma page!

As part of our look to the future, we asked Sophia a few questions about what's next for her, and for tech.


How did you first become interested in tech? What brought you to Flatiron School?

I was always interested in coding and realized I needed to build basic skills. Flatiron School caught my attention when I saw Karlie Kloss offering a scholarship for women. I decided it was now or never, and I'm glad I took that leap.

How has your life changed since graduation from Flatiron School ?

A lot! I moved to a new city and got a new job I really enjoy. I appreciate how my work is valued at my current job and am excited to be in a role where I can grow as an engineer.

What excites you most about the next decade in tech?

The pace of innovation is exciting. The tech community is creative about solving different problems, and it's great to see the solutions positively impact other people.

What do you hope to accomplish in your career in the next 10 years? What does 2030 look like for you?

I honestly don't know. So much happened in the past two years for me that anything goes. Regardless, I look forward to what it brings

What excites you most about the SF tech scene?

There is a never-ending opportunity here.

What advice would you give for someone seeking to break into tech in SF?

Build with a goal in mind, whether it is learning a new technology or a language.