Reflecting On My Path to Becoming a Software Engineer This was originally posted on LinkedIn as part of a series by Maya Pope-Chappell The holiday season is a wonderful time of year. The food. Seeing family and friends. More importantly it is a great time to reflect on the many things in which we are grateful. On a professional level, I’m extremely grateful for my career as a software engineer. I have learned many things, traveled many places, and met many people.