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Joining tech

Joining tech

This is a personal talk, where I describe my journey in tech and why I am grateful of choosing to be here. Through it, different elements of the path are identified that together build a complete profile of working in tech. Alternative paths are mentioned of amazing Berlin Pyladies getting into tech through much more unconventional ways.

Meili Triantafyllidi

August 20, 2020
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  1. Joining tech
    Meili
    Triantafyllidi
    @meilitr

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  2. Bio
    Greece
    Germany
    Spain

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  3. Tech bio
    5y Computer Science
    3y Master in Information technology
    3y DataBase (DB) research lab
    10y Web applications with Python
    6y Pyladies Berlin

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  4. How I chose tech

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  5. Until 17 never used a computer

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  6. … boyfriend

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  7. ?….Linux
    ….Kernel...?
    Freebsd… ?
    ...deamons…?
    ?...servers…
    Information…
    computers..

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  8. #include
    int main() {
    printf("Hello, World!");
    return 0;
    }

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  9. Rule: Do NOT let anyone do it for you

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  10. Curriculum Support network

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  11. pair
    programming
    blogs
    conferences
    tutorials

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  12. quality of life

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  13. ➢ Travel
    ➢ Eat in a restaurant
    ➢ Afford working part time
    ➢ Flexible hours
    ➢ Flexible place
    ➢ A lot of demand

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  14. many more journeys

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  15. PyLadies Berlin - 5 years picnic PyLadies NY & Pyladies Berlin
    PyLadies CZ & PyLadies Berlin
    Conferences
    PyLadies Ghana & Pyladies Berlin
    Meetups

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  16. Resources
    Practice foundation
    ● Hackerrank
    ● Project Euler
    ● Exercism.io
    Integration
    ● Open source
    ● Personal projects (djangogirls
    tutorial)
    ● Web/data science
    Programs (paid internship)
    ● Outreachy
    Blogs / Conferences / Community
    ● slackin.pyladies.com
    ● Python Weekly
    ● Dev.to
    ● Pycon US/Europython
    ● Djangocon

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  17. Questions?
    @meilitr

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