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Nevertheless, Amber P. Coded

Amber P.
I am a simple programmer living in the DC Metro area. My main objective is to become a better software craftswoman through continuous learning, mentorship and industry practice.
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Equality in tech looks like…

Women being paid the same salary as men that are doing the same work. I learned the hard way that the only way to ensure you are being paid fairly is to demand it. I think ultimately we should just make salaries or salary ranges publicly available.

I’m an expert at…

Nothing (yet). I think it takes a long time to be considered an 'expert' and I've only been professionally programming for 7 years. I have extensive experience in Angular (1 and 2+), SQL, Java and AWS.

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

Share your salary if you feel comfortable doing so. If you notice someone having a hard time getting a word in during a meeting, speak up and address them directly so they have a clear chance to speak. Ask their opinion about all the things. If they have helped you out, thank them. Mostly, just be kind.

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