PSU February 2018

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February 18, 2018
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PSU February 2018

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Julie Pagano

February 18, 2018
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  1. Julie Pagano @juliepagano Hi!

  2. I’m here to share my experiences!

  3. MY CAREER

  4. LEAD SOFTWARE ENGINEER

  5. My thoughts are my own and not that of my

    employer.
  6. Previously on Julie’s career…

  7. Previously on Julie’s career…

  8. Previously on Julie’s career…

  9. Previously on Julie’s career… some startups you’ve never heard of

  10. Previously on Julie’s career… B.S. in Computer Engineering

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  12. What should I talk about?

  13. the elephant in the room

  14. SPITE!

  15. SPITE-DRIVEN CAREER DEVELOPMENT

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  20. software engineering is awesome

  21. I’ve made amazing friends

  22. the $$$ helps too

  23. but also…

  24. SPITE

  25. I am successful to spite every dude who said I

    don’t belong because they were afraid my success would challenge their mediocrity.
  26. I’ve been told I don’t belong at every level of

    my career from when I was a little girl interested in computers to now.
  27. “Jules, don’t go into computers. You should be working with

    people!” - high school teacher
  28. FUNDAMENTAL MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE JOB

  29. it has been used to tell people they don’t belong

    for decades
  30. “Essentially, engineering is all about cooperation, collaboration, and empathy for

    both your colleagues and your customers. If someone told you that engineering was a field where you could get away with not dealing with people or feelings, then I’m very sorry to tell you that you have been lied to.” - Yonatan Zunger
  31. when we are told we don’t belong, we have been

    lied to
  32. I am so very sick of that lie

  33. I succeed to spite the people who spread it.

  34. I succeed to spite the people who spread it. I’m

    not the only one
  35. #SpiteConf

  36. spite isn’t the only way to look at my career

  37. my talks are another way to look at my experiences

  38. Breaking Down Stereotypes About Computing by Julie Pagano 2014

  39. Stereotype “an often unfair and untrue belief that many people

    have about all people or things with a particular characteristic"
  40. fall 2014

  41. winter 2018

  42. what I wish it looked like

  43. stereotype: men are better at computers & programming

  44. stereotype: men are better at computers & programming

  45. reality: women are just as good at computers & programming

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  47. Maybe we don’t need to give these talks to teenage

    girls.
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  49. Maybe we need to give these talks to the grown

    men who keep spreading these stereotypes to push people out.
  50. My Technology Will Be Intersectional or It Will Be BULLSHIT!

    Julie Pagano @juliepagano (or: why you should start worrying and care about the diversity) 2012
  51. It’s Dangerous to Go AloneBATTLING THE INVISIBLE MONSTERS IN TECH

    PyCon2014 Julie Pagano @juliepagano
  52. Impostor Syndrome “A psychological phenomenon in which people are unable

    to internalize their accomplishments.”
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  54. MIXED FEELINGS

  55. it’s not just in your head if people are saying

    you’re an impostor
  56. Speaker support of presented at OSBridge 2014

  57. Suckin’ at something is the first step to being sorta

    good at something.
  58. Julie Pagano Write/Speak/Code ‘17

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  60. I don’t want to be an attrition statistic when I

    grow up
  61. a common theme

  62. Burnout

  63. reduce harm from burnout

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  65. Do as I say, not as I do. Your life

    is too high a cost. - me, mentoring
  66. Lean In

  67. a bit of advice to fight that burnout

  68. celebrate your achievements!

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  73. your continued survival in this industry despite the people who

    say you don’t belong makes you a badass!
  74. may the elephant in the room squander in mediocrity

  75. Julie Pagano @juliepagano Thank you!