Session: A Software Development Journey in Self Confidence
This talk will be about my journey to becoming a skilled android engineer and engineering manager. I did not have the tools or resources early on as a kid to set myself up for success. In fact, I did not find my passion in computer science until I was about 20. By a pure independent nature a desire for something better in life did I get to where I am today. This talk will talk about how even as humble beginnings as I came from, any woman can create change. You can change your future. You can change the future of others; the first step in getting there is believing that you can.
- Mindset is a powerful resource that we all need to tap into.
- Be in the position that you want. If you want that Senior Engineer position, put yourself into that mindset. It will show others that your thoughts, opinions, and ideas are worthy of that position.
- Don't let the idea of where you are or where you come from define where your journey will take you. Follow your heart (and gut), and you might just surprise yourself on where you end up.
I am from a small blue-collar town in Pennsylvania and lived a bit all over the place in the US, but have now settled down in North Carolina. I have a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. I have grown into an Android Engineer over the last ten year and was recently promoted to Engineering Manager. I have a true passion for mobile technology and mentoring others who are interested in a career in technology. In my personal life, I am a wife and mother to one beautiful daughter and two dogs.