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When did you decide to work with tech?

I have been talking with lots of devs this last couple of months, and one thing that a "story" that I found to be very common, specially to women, it that they coded when they were in school, but didn't realize until years later that they could actually work with tech!

So, did you always know you could work in tech? If not, when did that realization happened?

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ChaelCodes

For me, I started in school. I was majoring in Chemistry which required me to take an intro to programming class. That's where I fell in love with it. Communicating an algorithm in the most succinct way possible was always my favorite. I didn't really care about cycles, just clarity. I guess that's still true!

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela) Author

That is really nice!

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Chris Sean πŸͺ

Heeeck no. I realized I can work in tech simply because of a YouTube video lol.

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Pachi πŸͺ (she/her/ela) Author

Chris + Youtube === <3

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Mia Moore

I always wanted to work with tech, like, tech-adjacent. My degrees are in digital marketing and business, so I definitely needed to understand more about certain programs and working with computers than in other roles, but not on the technical side of things. I ended up doing marketing for a tech company, which accelerated my tech skills and understanding, and eventually transitioned into DevRel! So my tech career almost happened by accident, haha!

I didn't think I could code until much much later in life, even though I loved coding Neopets and Geocities sites back in the day.

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Danny Ramos

I honestly thought tech was this unattainable thing for someone like me. I figured you needed to be this ultra-smart person with an understanding of computers that only other computers understood. After feeling stuck at my job for some time I started looking at career alternatives. I remember scrolling through job postings and feeling like I had nothing to offer. Around this time, I kept meeting more and more people who were in tech that had similar backgrounds to mine. Friends who worked in the arts or worked at restaurants, or retail, etc., so I decided to look into coding schools and about two months later I quit my job and started at the Turing School of Software and Design.