There is a burning desire to grow more in technology and spread my wings. Coding is calling me but I have become overwhelmed at the different programs. By attending meetups such as Write/Speak/Code, I feel I may get reinsurance to hurl myself in and do something and feel good about where ever I start.
I come from a tech background in health technology, hardware, network support, troubleshooting and application setups/upgrades, testing. Working in the IT field has been most of my career path. Prior, I was an exercise instructor. Similarities with both of these careers is the passion to build, to fix, maintain, to revise the output with diligence.
This leads me to believe that I have to move toward coding…It is calling me. But I get doubts and think ” I am not the typical woman coder type?” I am not out of college, or in the common age group, and I am a single mom of two kids (almost tween/ older teen). However, I have a passion to expand my love of applications and configurations of front end software to working behind it to further improve the quality, the output.
As I reflect from my second Write/Speak/Code meetup, there is hope and there is a way. Networking with other women feels good and is necessary to break negative stereo thoughts that run in a female mind, dominated by their male allies. I appreciate the group’s involvement in empowering me and need to keep coming to keep the desire burning and eventually produce the desired output in the coding and programming field like I have done in other fields.
Application Analyst, Software Tester, Inspiring Coder