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General Assembly - So You Want To Be A Wizard

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I presented these slides for a General Assembly talk on Wednesday - January 23rd, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

http://www.fvcproductions.com/2019/01/23/so-you-want-to-be-a-tech-wizard/

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General Assembly - So You Want To Be A Wizard

  1. 1. SO YOU WANT TO BE A WIZARD January 2019@fvcproductions
  2. 2. Hi, I’m Frances! @fvcproductions Customer Acquisition Team
  3. 3. slack.com
  4. 4. slack.com/careers
  5. 5. @fvcproductions fvcproductions fvcproductions.com hello@fvcproductions.com
  6. 6. A WIZARD? @fvcproductions
  7. 7. “wizard” • A word which here means… • If you press the keys in the right order, you can do anything! @fvcproductions
  8. 8. PROGRAMMING IS BASICALLY MAGIC. @fvcproductions
  9. 9. MUGGLES HOUSES FLYING DARK ARTS 🧣 " 🦇 🌑 🔮 POTIONS @fvcproductions
  10. 10. MUGGLES" @fvcproductions
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  22. 22. Muggles consume. Wizards create. @fvcproductions
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  24. 24. What sort of things do YOU want to create? Food for thought… 🍴🍔😋🍕🍝🍛🍟🍲🍗🌮 @fvcproductions
  25. 25. HOUSES🧣 @fvcproductions
  26. 26. Software Engineer Web Developer User Interface Developer Frontend Developer Database Engineer Software Architect Network Engineer@fvcproductions
  27. 27. “I am looking for a developer.” @fvcproductions
  28. 28. Mom Dad Me @fvcproductions
  29. 29. FLYING🦇 @fvcproductions
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  31. 31. HTML STRUCTURE @fvcproductions
  32. 32. CSS STYLE @fvcproductions
  33. 33. Layers of Web Design JS BEHAVIOR @fvcproductions
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  36. 36. = @fvcproductions
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  38. 38. POTIONS🔮 @fvcproductions
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  40. 40. CODING BOOTCAMPS @fvcproductions
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  50. 50. DARK ARTS🌑 @fvcproductions
  51. 51. Media Portrayal of Programmers @fvcproductions
  52. 52. What’s the first image that pops up when you think of a programmer?
  53. 53. Media enforces stereotypes of a programmer being a young white heterosexual male
  54. 54. The Social Network - 2010
  55. 55. The Internship - 2013
  56. 56. Jobs - 2013
  57. 57. Ex Machina - 2014
  58. 58. Silicon Valley - 2014
  59. 59. 1B13 employees one person = $77 million 7.5B800 employees one person = $9 million 19B55 employees one person = $345 million
  60. 60. The Internship - 2013Mr. Robot - 2015
  61. 61. Steve Jobs - 2015
  62. 62. Snowden - 2016
  63. 63. Black Mirror: Bandersnatch - 2018
  64. 64. Sexism and/or Male Idolization @fvcproductions
  65. 65. Lack of Diversity and/or Racism @fvcproductions
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  67. 67. • 83% white • 80% men • 20% women @fvcproductions
  68. 68. bit.ly/KIB_DiversityTech 94% 80% 56% 49% 68% 61% 69% 74% 65% 46% 52% 44% 44% 51% @fvcproductions
  69. 69. https://leakytechpipeline.com @fvcproductions
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  74. 74. Imposter Syndrome @fvcproductions
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  76. 76. Impostor syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud". @fvcproductions
  77. 77. Is there an upside to all this negativity? @fvcproductions
  78. 78. 🦄 working for another 🦄 @fvcproductions
  79. 79. 1 working for @fvcproductions
  80. 80. Latina software engineer working for Slack @fvcproductions
  81. 81. ~1% of women software engineers identify as Latina = 🦄 ~1% of startups end up being valued at $ 1 billion or more = 🦄 @fvcproductions
  82. 82. 🦄 working for another 🦄 @fvcproductions
  83. 83. Why did I join the tech industry? • Greater impact • Always learning or being challenged • More money & perks • In demand/job security @fvcproductions
  84. 84. Why do YOU want to become a wizard? How will you overcome barriers? Food for thought… 🍴🍔😋🍕🍝🍛🍟🍲🍗🌮 @fvcproductions
  85. 85. FIN📚 @fvcproductions
  86. 86. FORGE YOUR OWN PATH.@fvcproductions
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  88. 88. ~67% of tech jobs are outside the tech sector @fvcproductions
  89. 89. BUT W8! @fvcproductions
  90. 90. meetup.com 1 Attend local events targeted at your interests @fvcproductions
  91. 91. github.com 2 Get obsessed with GitHub @fvcproductions
  92. 92. 3 Surround yourself with smarter people or alternatively find a mentor 34561147Fayaz Diego Mina Kimberly Me Divya Alan Adam @fvcproductions
  93. 93. References • https://hired.com/blog/candidates/truth- imposter-syndrome-tech-workers/ • https://www.wikiwand.com/en/ Mobile_phone_overuse • https://www.wikiwand.com/en/ Software_engineering_demographics • https://www.wikiwand.com/en/ Generation_Z • https://www.wikiwand.com/en/ Sexism_in_the_technology_industry • https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Betas • https://www.leakytechpipeline.com/about/ • https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/ sexism-in-the-technology-industry • https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=nKIu9yen5nc • https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/the- press-office/2016/01/30/fact-sheet- president-obama-announces-computer- science-all-initiative-0 @fvcproductions
  94. 94. • https://www.gocopia.com/ • https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/23/technology/travis-kalanick- pushes-uber-and-himself-to-the-precipice.html • https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-01-18/the-fall- of-travis-kalanick-was-a-lot-weirder-and-darker-than-you-thought • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnD8FKXzIGs • https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/jeff-bezos- divorce-and-cheating-scandal-everything-we-know/ • https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/25/palantir-settles-racial- discrimination-lawsuit-with-the-department-of-labor/ • https://www.statista.com/statistics/263264/top-companies-in-the- world-by-market-value/ • https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/4/17422788/microsoft-github- acquisition-official-deal • https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/statistics/reports/hightech/ • https://www.cnet.com/news/tech-employees-likely-to-suffer-from- impostor-syndrome/ • https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/22/oracle-discrimination-400- million/ • https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevecooper/2012/04/17/instagrams- small-workforce-legitimizes-other-small-start-ups/#4f71dee54b13 • https://gizmodo.com/mother-of-all-breaches-exposes-773-million- emails-21-m-1831833456 @fvcproductions
  95. 95. CHEERS. AND THANK YOU. @fvcproductions
  96. 96. @fvcproductions fvcproductions fvcproductions.com hello@fvcproductions.com These slides will be shared ASAP! 🎉 https://slideshare.net/fvcproductions
  97. 97. slack.com/careers
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