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Nevertheless, she coded: Celine Surai

Happy International Women's Day!✨💖👯

My name is just Celine, I do not have any nicknames(at least that I know of)

Where do you work?

I am an incoming software engineer at Slack. Will be working on the front-end.

What do you do?

I am a software engineer. I am also a you-tuber and make tech content specifically. I also write about technology, most especially software engineering.

Who or what inspired you to pursue the career you have today?

I have always been fascinated by tech ever since I was a kid. I particularly chose to pursue a software engineering career because I loved how it gave me the opportunity to solve problems as well as create things that are important for humanity. I also love how versatile my career is, especially because I am that person who enjoys exploring new things, hence as a software engineer, I am able to do a lot of different things.

What is your favourite music genre?

I love Afro beats, I listen to bongo a lot. Lately started listening to 'Amapiano'. We can say that I listen to a lot of African music

what is your secret talent that no one knows about?

I sing!

My advice for allies to support underrepresented folks who code is...

Be open to learning. Learning is something that is never ending in life and being open to it will for sure open a lot of opportunities for you.

How do you keep yourself up to date in your field?

Google is my best friend. I am always looking out for what is new in the field and learning it.

What cool thing are you working on right now?

Right now I am excited about finally launching a program that I have always wanted to start. It will be a mentor-ship program for women in stem. I have always wanted to empower other women and it means a lot to me that I am finally going to be able to do that.

What was your first job?

Worked as a student library assistant

What skill do you think everyone should learn?

I think learning how to code is fundamental, especially with how the world is quickly become technologically oriented

How can we follow you?

Here are my social media links:
You can also catch up with me on youtube at Decode Girl.

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