I started coding when I took a CS course during undergrad, but it took me 10 years before I started calling myself an engineer. I should have started calling myself an engineer from the start.
As part of #shecoded I decided that I would publish my private journal entries from when I first started seriously teaching myself to code.
science needs more coders to build products that make science move faster.
people who consistently make time to learn new skills.
ask us what we need to succeed. Be aware that sometimes the best way to help is to get out of the way.
if you're just starting, do not give up. Break down your project into the smallest possible parts and tackle one part at a time. Surround yourself with other coders who are supportive and encouraging. When you want to give up, persist. You will succeed if you do not give up.
If you're an expert make yourself available to noobs. Noobs learn from your successes and your failures. Write openly about your experiences for the younger you.
a world where everyone can code. A world where everyone can science.