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Gisselle Pombar

A former chemist and scientist who graduated from MIT, Gisselle has transitioned to a career in software engineering driven by her enthusiasm for learning and STEM. As a Hispanic female, she is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in tech and strives to make the industry more accessible to underrepresented groups.

Gisselle Pombar
Gisselle Pombar

Final ProjectEcho

Echo is a powerful and user-friendly tool for mastering new information. This flash card app utilizes the spaced repetition technique to help users effectively learn and retain information over time. By leveraging this scientifically-proven method of spaced learning, Echo optimizes study sessions and boosts memory retention, making learning more efficient and enjoyable for students and professionals alike. With its intuitive interface, Echo makes it easy to create, review, and rate flash cards, ensuring that users have all the tools they need to succeed in their studies.


Why Boca Code?

I chose Boca Code for its welcoming and inclusive culture, experienced instructors and staff, and well-designed curriculum with a hands-on approach and small class sizes. The community celebrated diversity, encouraged collaboration, and emphasized professionalism, teamwork, and continuous learning. The instructors were accessible and provided one-on-one assistance. At the same time, the curriculum covered essential skills and technologies needed to be a successful full-stack developer with practical projects and assignments.

What are some of the important skills for success in your field?

In software development, highly sought and essential skills that will allow one to thrive in the field include: Strong problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. Proficiency in programming languages and technologies. The ability to write clean and organized code. And most importantly, effective communication and the ability to work well in a team!

What inspired you to pursue your current career path?

As a former chemist, I developed an interest in data analysis and software tools for scientific research. I started exploring programming languages and enjoyed the problem-solving and logical thinking required for software development. I'm enthusiastic about combining my scientific background and software development skills to solve complex problems and create innovative solutions.