When I started my career as a software developer in 2004, I was lucky to have a woman developer as a mentor. After my introduction to the industry, it took me seven years to have the opportunity to work with another woman developer.
Some women can go through years in the tech industry and not even notice that they are one of the few. However, for some the journey can feel lonely and be full of obstacles. That is why I am creating a map of Women in Tech (WIT) communities so that we can find and support each other.
Sana shares her journey and the hard work it took to go from a novice to a professional developer
Kaya Thomas shares her story of being a Computer Science student at Dartmouth. In addition to being a student, she built WeReadToo, an iOS app to help teens and young adults find books written by and featuring people of color.
Zoe, a 11 year old from Robinson Elementary School built an app to report bullying in schools for her science fair project. She’ll be speaking at the Zoholics Developers conference in June!
Alexis shares her story on how she gained data analytics and data visualization skills. Make sure to check out the resources that she shared.
Priyanka, a Rising Star finalist for the 18th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards, shares her story on how she became the Technology Director at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Mia on her journey on how she became a Software Engineer in her 30s.
Zuri shares her story on switching from Marketing to Computer Information Systems and how she gained experience through hackathons.
She shares her story on how she taught herself to code with the help of CodeNewbie and Women Who Code DC communities.
She talks about her role as a Senior Software Engineer at 3M
and her experience in Healthcare Tech