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I have come to the realization that I am a woman in tech.


I fought it for a long time, mostly because I don’t feel I have enough “technical savvy” or “coding skills” to be truly classified as someone representative of an entire category. But it’s been over 5 years now since I first started working in tech full-time, so I have to concede defeat.

I’m here. You’re stuck with me.

When I first got my bachelor’s degree in Theology, I never imagined I would end up spending most of my day-to-day life in the command line. It was a series of fortuitous events (I have an uncanny knack for getting offered jobs) that led me to a job as an automated tester in Java at NASDAQ, SAIC, and then Overstock, which led me to DevOps, Systems Engineering and most recently, learning about the cloud. Along the way I have met a lot of different and interesting people and while I still believe I was destined to be rich and live a life of luxury, I enjoy where I am now.

The purpose of this blog will be multi-pronged:

  • Have an open forum to discuss technical “coolness” or “suckness” (I’m looking at you Java GC)
  • Talk about the day-to-day of being a woman in tech
  • Get feedback thoughts from others perspectives

I am hoping to have both women and men contribute with their perspectives from working in the field, and share some knowledge about what they know.

I've Learned How To Force My Husband to Cook.

This blog/forum is supposed to be collaborative. If anybody has a good idea for a post, please reach out to me! I’d be happy to consider and post it on the site. My technical knowledge and experiences are limited, so I want to get as many different perspectives on the site as possible.

One last thing: If you feel I or somebody else has promulgated tech “weirdness” or there is a better way to do something, do not be afraid to speak up. Everybody has their own way of doing things, and this is as much a place to learn as it is a place for me to learn html.

I look forward to forming this community together.


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