There's a technical/non-technical divide that has divided the corporate world for too long. "Technical" folks are expected to stay heads down in the code while the "non-technical" people do the "soft stuff": sales, marketing, communications, and strategy. But as cross-functional teams are becoming the norm and non-traditional training resources become accessible, the line between the two is starting to blur. For those of us who come from a non-technical background, it can be intimidating to stand up and claim a technical title. This presentation reviews three pieces of research that Andrea Goulet, the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development firm dedicated to modernizing codebases, found invaluable in her journey across the technical chasm.