Unveiling Excellence: The Inspiring Journey of Dragana Božović

Walter Code
4 min readApr 30, 2024


In our latest installment of Walter Humans, we are thrilled to introduce you to Dragana Božović, a remarkable and inspiring software developer at Walter Code. With a passion for innovation and a drive for excellence, Dragana’s journey is nothing short of inspiring. Join us as we delve into the transformative experiences, challenges conquered, and invaluable insights gained throughout her career in the interview below.

Could you provide some insights into your journey at Walter Code?

My journey at Walter Code started nearly six years ago through an internship program offered for students at my faculty. At Walter Code, I was empowered to evolve beyond the skill level of a student developer and become proficient in a wide array of technologies, enabling me to make substantial contributions to critical projects. My journey at the company has not only shaped my professional growth but also instilled in me a deep sense of adaptability and resilience in the face of evolving challenges.

When you’re not at work, what activities and hobbies do you enjoy the most?

When I’m not at work, I practice activities that keep me balanced and fulfilled. I love reading books to unwind and destress. Spending time with friends is always a blast, whether we’re exploring new places or just hanging out. Nature is my happy place, where I find peace and rejuvenation there. Lately, I’ve been hitting the gym, but who knows how long that’ll last!

How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance?

To maintain a healthy work-life balance, I prioritize setting boundaries and allocating time for activities outside of work. This includes scheduling regular breaks throughout the day, adhering to set work hours, and disconnecting from work notifications during personal time.

Can you tell us about the project that you participated in that was innovative and made a significant impact?

Over the past six years, I’ve engaged in a diverse range of projects, including ventures into BIM solutions and a notable project within the Fintech industry. The project I’m working on now is interesting and innovative. This project involves creating a solution to assist architects in their day-to-day tasks of managing interior design products and we will accomplish it using AI technology. I believe using the power of AI is among the pivotal advancements defining technology in the 21st century.

Can you share an example of a time when you made a difficult decision and how you handled it?

In the initial four years of my career, I focused on PHP programming, working on two distinct projects with different frameworks. However, I eventually felt the need for a change and Walter Code gave me the opportunity to learn a new programming language and to switch to Python. While the transition presented its challenges, the supportive team environment made the process smoother, and I believe it was a beneficial decision overall.

How do you stay motivated and positive, even when facing challenges?

I stay motivated and positive by reminding myself of the bigger picture and the goals I’m working towards. When facing challenges, I view them as opportunities for growth and learning rather than obstacles. Seeking support from colleagues and mentors, supporting a healthy work-life balance, and celebrating small victories along the way also helps me stay resilient and focused.

Have you set any specific long-term career goals, and if so, how do you plan to achieve them?

Yes, I’ve set specific long-term career goals to guide my professional growth. One of my main goals is to become an expert in my field, continuously expanding my knowledge and ability in backend web development. To achieve this, I plan to pursue advanced certifications, attend relevant workshops and conferences, and actively seek out challenging projects that allow me to apply and refine my skills.

In such a fast-evolving field, what strategies do you employ to stay updated and continue growing professionally?

I consistently dedicate time to self-directed learning, engaging with industry publications, blogs, and research papers to stay updated. Also, I value certifications as a means to further my professional growth. I already hold one, Google Cloud Digital Leader certificate.

What ethical considerations do you think are most important for software engineers to keep in mind today?

In the tech world today, software engineers need to safeguard user data and privacy, make sure their algorithms are fair and unbiased, and think about how their creations affect society. It’s also important for them to be honest and accountable in their work, communicating openly with others. By keeping these things in mind, software engineers can create technology that helps everyone and contributes positively to the world.

As we conclude this insightful journey into the life and career of Dragana Božović, we are reminded of the boundless possibilities that await those who dare to dream and persistently pursue their passions. Stay tuned for future stories, where we continue to shine a spotlight on the diverse and extraordinary individuals shaping the landscape of technology at Walter Code and beyond. Until then, may Dragana’s story serve as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging us all to embrace challenges, seize opportunities, and strive for greatness in our own endeavors.