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Nevertheless, Diana Coded

redlotusdesignz profile image Diana Chin ・2 min read

Sailor Moon shouting "Don't Underestimate Girls!"

Equality in tech looks like…

Being accepting to women who are making career changes at a later age.

As someone who is currently in the customer support industry and a mother, it's pretty disheartening to see some companies not willing to take a chance on women who spent their lifetime raising kids and wanting to make the change in becoming a developer. I'm a believer that no matter your age and past experience, it can be used to make an impact in a developer role.

To all of the tech companies out there - allow paid internships / apprenticeships for women changing careers and are looking to grow with your teams. They have a lot to offer and can provide their perspective / experiences on how to make the products & services improve better.

I’m an expert at…

Creating visual novel games using Ren'Py, along with building websites using Bootstrap. In the end, I feel more of an expert in researching new frameworks and code libraries while staying hungry to learn more as time progresses.

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

Be kind to one another. Everyone has a different story to share and their reasons for coding. We need to come together as a group and support each other who are learning and are in the field already.

Offer critique, instead of criticizing others about their level of experience. Share your knowledge on what you know and be a mentor to those who are learning. Allow space for them to learn and be able to ask questions without fear.

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Waylon Walker

✨ very well said. We all have different experiences, embrace the differences, and share your knowledge/experience.

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Diana Chin Author

Thank you so much for your kind works :)