While I was growing up, I wasn’t entirely social and I was better at math than I ever was at debate or music or writing. It made it nearly impossible to keep up with a majority of my over-achiever friends. While they went off to their universities and I went to city college, I was sure that I made poor decisions. I would never do anything special because during high school, I would rather have been playing video games than really anything else. Engineering had little outreach to the schools I attended and none of it reached out to girls.
How times have changed…
Even though I went through college with half a dozen girls in most of my classes, I can see a ton of materials on the internet now that level the playing field. However, trying to find these resources can be a pain. Even friends I have going into other fields, mostly science and digital media, aren’t confident with their resumes and interviewing skills. This blog is less about industry news, because that can be found anywhere, but trying to find good career advice in a level headed way for anyone running into these issues, promote careers in technology, and tell any high-school and college aged girls that being a minority doesn’t mean it has to be impossible.
My name is Amy. I code. And I do other stuff. And I’m fine with that.