Founder & Director
I work as a software engineer to make the world a better place.
Day to Day
I am somebody who likes wearing a lot of different hats and doing different things on a day to day basis. One day, I might spend a lot of my time programming as well as working with the rest of the people at my company to understand their code. It can be a lot about helping more junior members of my team to understand what the direction of the organization is and should be. I facilitate meetings to make sure everyone is using the same language and talking things through.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Being able to listen to somebody and really understand what they’re saying and why and being able to pick up on subtle body language that might indicate there’s more to the whole story helps make all of your conversations in life a lot easier. Another thing to highlight is a good sense of diversity and inclusion. Understanding and caring about this is something that will help you early on and help you in the workforce in tech.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for everyone
Try not to cultivate regrets and wonder what if. There are so many people who start computer science in middle school and you can feel like you're competing against those people. Just take some computer science classes and see if you enjoy it. Even if there aren’t courses in your school, there’s a lot of good stuff online to help you. There is room and opportunity for you to enter this field, even if you’re from a nontraditional path.
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: