About

Navigating a web development career has its own quirks. And even bigger quirks when you parachute into the tech world from an unconventional path. This blog shines a light on the misfits of web development, and all the passion and struggles along the way. Organized into three main pillars:

  1. Career: Navigating the first year and progressing
  2. Happiness: Keeping the spark alive
  3. Communication: Working well with others
Justine Chiu

I’m Justine, and I started my career in web development in 2016. I’ve worked as a front-end developer at a software agency, a global bank, and most recently, a national grocery chain. Before that, I was a human resources professional. The leap from HR to web development has been a point of curiosity for many.

Curiosity would then evolve into serious consideration. I started this blog to help people see the value in making a career shift, and help them feel confident in that decision, long after landing the first job.

I'm based in Toronto, Canada and love spending time with my rescue dog, McCoy. He's a gorgeous hunk:

Justine Chiu
Justine Chiu
Justine Chiu

I hope these articles help you find clarity, and if you have any questions or requests, please get touch in whichever way is easiest for you: