Welcome to the party
Because of the recent job change from academia to industry, I have been attending more networking events lately. Most recently, I attended a local ACT-W conference in Portland. 400 women from many corners of Portland tech. At these events, I've been delightfully fascinated by the many paths that people arrive at tech:
- She's been working in marketing but wants to get into UX.
- Molly has always managed teams, now she just happens to manage developers.
- Nancy just started her computer engineering degree, taking 1 or 2 classes at a time while working full time.
- Eileen just did a boot camp, is working a tech support job, and is thinking about becoming a developer.