Future Focus: Welcoming 2020 with San Francisco Alumna, Christine

Posted by Flatiron School Students  /  January 9, 2020

Happy 2020! With a new decade comes a future rife with opportunities, and we're proud to help our students advance their careers and build futures in tech. To usher in the new year, we're celebrating our alumni who have changed things—and are optimistic about the future of tech.

We'll be chatting with our alums to learn more about their journey into tech and their hopes for the future of the industry in the next ten years. Our alums are focused on the future—and we can't wait to see what they do next.


Flatiron School alumna, Christine, studied software engineering at Flatiron School's New York campus. She came from the arts and hospitality field, but a friend suggested she look into learning to code and recommended Flatiron School. After our immersive program, Christine received a job offer and moved across the country to San Francisco. To learn more about the campus, check out Career Karma's New York and San Francisco campus overviews.

Fast forward five years, Christine loves her new career as a software engineer at a financial services company, she fell in love and got married, and she's proud to have just purchased her first stock options.

We asked Christine for details on the latest in her career and her hopes for the future.

What was your favorite thing about the Flatiron School community?

My favorite thing about the Flatiron School community when I was a student was meeting John Resig -the creator of jQuery JavaScript library- and other big influencers in the tech world.

What does change mean to you?

Change to me means taking steps into an uncertain future with excitement, fear, and perseverance. 

What was your proudest professional moment in 2019?

My proudest professional moment in 2019 was buying my first stock options.

What are you most excited about for 2020?

What I am most excited about for 2020 in the technology sector is how the public at large will respond to the two new products my company has released. 

What excites you about the future of tech?

What excites me about the future of tech is seeing how much of the 'everything is possible' mentality becomes reality.