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The Pokey Dev
The Pokey Dev

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Nevertheless, Courtamew Coded

I began/continue to code because...

I wanted to challenge myself and learn something new. I've always been very interested in programming since high school

I recently overcame...

My fears of speaking up and asking for help from my coworkers in my team. They have been more than understanding when giving me advice, tips, and resources to help me become a better developer.

I want to brag about...

My coworker gave me a challenge to work on and help me learn more C#. She walked through everything with me and told me to go ahead and start working on the project on my own. I was able to add 4 extra tools to help our team clear data issues that need to be cleared in mass amounts. I was very proud of myself.

My advice for allies to support women and non-binary folks who code is....

KEEP AT IT!! I am still very new to programming, and there were so many moments when I felt put down by certain people around me when I wasn't learning as fast as they wanted. Learn at your own pace! Don't push yourself too hard! Ask for help when you need it! Don't get lost in a situation where you see others around you learning or working at a faster pace than you are. Sometimes we all get caught up in saying "I'm not good enough" when put in situations where there are others who are more qualified or educated that you, but it's important to remember that they started in the same place as you did! A lot of times, they are more than willing to help you grow if you reach out to them!

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