Shana Dacres

I have never been scared of the sign ‘not for girls’ (whether literal or subliminal). From a young age I have been interested in technology and despite things not always going right, being constantly mistaken for a ‘hair and beauty girl’, and being the only BAME (and female) when starting my graduate career, I love and embrace all the challenges working in technology brings.

From being introduced to a computer in primary school, to now developing and deliver applications for critical systems, working in technology is something which continues to excite me.
I studied ICT at GCSE, enjoyed it so much I chose it at A Levels and then went on to pursue a First Class degree in Computer Science.

I started my career in Cyber Security, developing and testing applications in C++, C# and Python. I then joined Capgemini as a Software Engineer Lead helping to develop and deliver solutions in Java to a range of customers.

Today, I am working on a project to help deliver government critical systems as a technical architect. In spare time I like to read thrillers, explore different cultures and indulge in a lot of desserts!