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I followed the canonical Silicon Valley career path. I started coding at age 9, attended a top 10 university for computer science, started doing internships in the industry at age 19, then moved out to San Francisco for a software engineering job a a big tech company at 21. I worked for a big tech company for 5 years and then quit to join a start-up.

At work, I'm surrounded by people with the same exact background as me. It's exhausting - I have a whole rant about the homogeneity of SV. It's a bubble of people who can't remember what it's like to make less than six figures. I write step-by-step guides about technical interviewing to try and break down the barriers that white supremacy and the patriarchy have put up to keep newcomers out.