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“Haven’t you found your true calling yet?” – well meaning family and friends, as well as naysayers.
Has anyone ever said that to you?
As a multipotentialite, I’ve struggled with this question for my entire life. Let me tell you something. I finally figured it out: I don’t owe anyone an answer!
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[aesop_content color=”#ffffff” background=”#333333″ columns=”1″ position=”none” imgrepeat=”no-repeat” floaterposition=”left” floaterdirection=”up” revealfx=”off” overlay_revealfx=”off”]The only thing I know for sure is that I’m a 40-something-year-old woman working in tech in the Bay Area. Don’t you like to solve problems and get in way over your head? Me too! You’re not supposed to say either one of those things, am I right? Women in tech are such a polarizing issue, not just here but everywhere. And if one is an “older” (than you?) woman, you’d think that I have one foot in the grave, about to be extinct. And yet here I am.
During last year, you might know that I’d devoted nearly all of my attention in pursuit of a dignified livelihood as a full-stack software developer. The takeaway that you should know is that you don’t need to lose your money and your mind while learning to code.
I’ve waited a long time to update this site. How do you mean what you say and say what you mean? Especially if you haven’t gone the traditional route in tech?
So here’s the deal: I’m going to continually share with you everything that I’ve learned on this self-taught journey so far! The good, the bad, and most certainly the ugly.
Expect hundreds of links (over time) of tutorials and blog posts elsewhere and stories about people I’ve met along the way. People like you and me.
There’s no expiration date for problems.
It doesn’t matter how old you are if you want to dig deep and problem solve. Getting in over your head is not mandatory but advised. Just don’t do it with live code and for goodness sake’s DON’T MERGE THE BRANCH if you’re in doubt.
Git patch is also your close friend.
There’s a place in web and/or software development for everyone. If you think so too, join me on my journey as I attempt to demystify the idea that you must be a full-stack engineer in order to be successful.
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