Developer, Data Nerd, Technical Architect, wannabe mad scientist…
I’ve been messing around with computers since I was about half my current height. While I’ve been programming professionally for more than a decade, I still do have occasional flares of imposter syndrome. They are now more the exception, rather than the rule.
The last couple of years involved being a lead developer and technical architect for a FinTech startup. Currently I’m working on a project to bring continuous integration workflows to a hardware/software science sensor firm.
Programming to me, is one of the most liberating, and empowering skillsets available. But I don’t want to be the only woman in a team of developers any more. I want to help more women and non-binary people become developers, not just for me, but because programming, opens up so many doors and opportunities, not to mention, it’s fun.
I hope that by talking about the thinking patterns of a programmer, rather than focusing on code, I can show it’s more about logical thinking than an arcane magic which only a few can master.
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