Jenita Treacy

Jenita Treacy | Transport for London

Jenita Treacy

I'm Jenita Treacy and I've been working in technology and data over the past 20 years, building data analytical systems and capabilities for organisations including the Metropolitan Police where I spent the first 10 years of my career – a job I applied for while at my 1st year of university and took on full time with my studies because I was fascinated with using data to prevent crime starting as an analyst and leaving as an IT Manager, followed by similar data management and data strategy roles in the charity and public sector.

Over the past 3 years I have been at Transport for London (TfL) as a Data & Analytics Product Manager, and it is by far the most challenging but most enjoyable role yet, as I am combining all the experience I have to date with the freedom to be innovative and creative, working alongside a prototype team to iteratively develop a series of products which can detect, intervene and prevent fare evasion across the complex TfL network. I work with stakeholders across many departments, all with varying priorities, user abilities and requirements and I work with them to understand their needs, identify gaps, bed in more efficient processes, and create a culture of data-led decision making.

Kathryn Lowen | Transport for London

I started studying programming when I went to university - up to that point everything I knew was self-taught as there were no opportunities to formally study computing in the rural community I grew up in. At University I studied Computer Games Programming as I loved the practicality that the degree offered. Between my second and third years, to gain more experience, I was accepted onto a 13 month industrial placement in Germany at Airbus Helicopters to work on the development of flight systems for military aircraft.

I returned to UK to finish my degree before moving to London in the summer of 2015 to begin working at Transport for London on the Software Development graduate scheme. During the scheme, I worked on a number of different projects from backend ticketing systems to visualisation projects such as Virtual and Augmented Reality. After successfully completing the scheme, I began working on the Contactless payment system used across London’s transport network, specifically a component called the Fares & Aggregation Engine that ensures TfL charges customers the correct fare for their journey.

Dionne Condor-Farrell

Dionne Condor-Farrell | Transport for London

Dionne Condor-Farrell

My tech career started in 1999 on a 2-year Graduate Scheme at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) on the Job Centre Plus account in Sheffield. There were only a few females there, and I was the only black female. The scheme allowed me to gain experience of different phases of the software lifecycle, such as System Testing, Business Requirements Capture, and Development. I was sent to Detroit Michigan for 2 months to EDS University to Learn C Programming, and in 2001 I graduated from the scheme and transitioned to an Information Engineer role.

Realising that Java was a more interesting, flexible and popular programming language, I studied the fundamentals of Java during my lunch breaks for 4 months, then completed the Sun Java Programmer Certification in June 2004.

In 2005 I moved to The University of Nottingham as a Portal Developer developing Java Portal Channels for the University Student Portal. This gave me the opportunity to learn about Portals and the uPortal frramework that was created and used by hundreds of Universities around the world, and I also travelled to the USA to attend uPortal community conferences.

In 2006 I moved to a role as a Senior Java Developer at The University of Manchester, developing a new Student Portal. This gave me the opportunity to work with the latest version of uPortal framework, and develop JSR-186 Java Portlets.

In 2007 I was fortunate to get a role as a Senior Solutions Developer at Transport for London developing bespoke Java web applications with GIS features for various internal business areas of TfL, and in 2010 I completed the Oracle Web Component Developer Certification. In February 2017 I moved to the Customer Technology Mobiles Services team to work on development of Java API services to integrate TfL Oyster Mobile App and Oyster Online.