It made sense!
Software for all kinds of research at University College London: from parsers of old Sumerian texts, to a web portal for self-serve web hosting in the cloud, as well as a visualization tool and database for the global shipping transport, and research on the evolution of gender bias through time using text mining on The London Times digital archive.
Learning new technologies and doing anything that has something to do with maps!
Never be afraid to ask questions! Oh, and always help your fellow female developers.