Session: There is NO Developer Uniform!
"No devs wear that!" "You're too pretty to be a dev" "Only real devs use Macs"
When we wonder why there is no diversity in tech, these stereotypes and gatekeeping philosophies are part of the blame. Having heard them over and over in my own career, I've learned to resist the negativity that ensues from these thoughts.
In this talk, I hope to dismantle these thoughts, share my advice to all women, and inspire everyone to truly believe that there is no developer uniform!
Adrienne Braganza Tacke is a Filipina software engineer, international speaker, and published author of the book Coding for Kids: Python. She is also a LinkedIn Learning instructor who specializes in Azure and Cloud Development courses. Currently, she is a Senior Developer Advocate for MongoDB where she happily educates and empowers developers to become great ones (perhaps using MongoDB in the process 😉). She takes great delight in solving complex problems, creating awesome things, and using the right tools for the problem at hand. Most of all, she relishes the opportunity to connect with developers from around the world.