Anna Smith

Junior Software Engineer, BBC

Anna Smith – Biography

Anna wrote her first line of code in October 2015 and secured her first job as a software engineer at the BBC almost exactly a year after. Her success, with the help of organisations like Code First: Girls, Codebar and Women Who Code, should be a real inspiration to others who are thinking of a career change into tech. Although she left her life in criminal defence law, she is still committed to addressing important social issues and is a member of Women Hack for Non-Profits. Already giving back as a tutor at Code First: Girls, she’s also recently joined Code 4000 to help provide digital skills of prisoners across the UK so they can eventually access good jobs.

Areas of expertise

  • Coding and software design
  • Digital skills bootcamps
  • Diversity in tech


  • Manchester

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