You'd Make a Great Software Developer

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Delivered as a lightning talk at the Spring Social for Girl Develop It's Pittsburgh chapter, 2013-05-30. An overview of the high-level skills that indicate that one might be well-suited for a career …

Delivered as a lightning talk at the Spring Social for Girl Develop It's Pittsburgh chapter, 2013-05-30. An overview of the high-level skills that indicate that one might be well-suited for a career in computer programming / software development. Especially intended to encourage women to consider careers in software development.

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  • 1. youd make a greatRachel Thompson@RachelLTCSoftware Developer
  • 2. Pay, Perks, DemandFlexibilityRewarding workMuch more social than you think!Why would I want to?
  • 3. Math?Genius?CS Degree?What doesit take? LogicPuzzlesCriticalThinkingCuriosity
  • 4. Attention to detailOrganizationConcentrationMemoryWhat does it take?
  • 5. PersistencePatiencePassion for learningAdaptabilityWhat does it take?
  • 6. Communication & WritingCollaborationEmpathyWhat does it take?
  • 7. Caution vs. "Move fast and break things"depends on...companyproductculturetechnologiesBalance! Diversity!What does it take?
  • 8. Passion!Tenacity!What does it take?
  • 9. Take classes - GDI, RailsGirls, etc.Push your current roleStart a blog or websiteContribute to Open Source projectsApply for jobs that are a long shotWhat next?
  • 10. Thanks!Rachel Thompson@RachelLTCExtra thanks to:GDImy ModCloth coworkers