My first acquaintance with computers was in eighth grade. Information Technology was an optional subject, but it caught my attention. At the end of the school year, there was a national IT competition but my teacher thought I was not eligible to attend because I was a girl. Fortunately for me, the boy who was preparing to go to the competition gave up three days before the event. I asked the teacher again, and since he did not have time to train another boy, he had to choose me. And, although we had very little time to prepare, I won second place 🙂
Thus, my journey in the IT industry began. But, I love math too. So, I enrolled in a high school with math as my major subject and then I started my studies at the Faculty of Natural-Mathematics, Institute for Information Technology in Skopje. During my studies, I liked every aspect of computers, programming, and math. It was very fun to learn cool stuff like Finite-State Machines, Combinatoric algorithms, Numerical Methods in Programming, etc. That’s how I got attracted to machine learning.
Here it is now, after a while, it all came together. With Data Science as an interdisciplinary field, I’m identifying business opportunities and harvesting them using sophisticated data analysis techniques, statistics, and various machine learning models. And I enjoy every step of it! I can say I found my dream job here at ⋮IW.
And in my free time? Well, I love books, mostly psychological thrillers, since they involve a lot of facts that need to be put together, i.e. they correlate perfectly with my daily job. I even assembled a small library that helps me relax and stretch my mind.
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