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RailsConf 2016 - Director to Intern: Changing Careers as a Single Mom

RailsConf 2016 - Director to Intern: Changing Careers as a Single Mom

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Teresa Martyny

May 05, 2016
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  1. Director to Intern: Changing Careers as a Single Mom Teresa

    Martyny @tynymama
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  9. “...employment in Silicon Valley high-tech industries declined by about 17

    percent, representing a loss of slightly more than 85,000 jobs” -Bureau of Labor Statistics
  10. Nasdaq Composite Index

  11. Just Until Things Pick Up...

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  19. 13 Years Later...

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  21. “Most students are in our building 12 hours a day,

    six days a week.”
  22. $13,950

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  27. Self Care

  28. Why?

  29. Mentor

  30. Rockets

  31. Celebrate My Failures

  32. Interviewing

  33. “You’re Amazing!”

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  38. Software Engineer Intern

  39. “What does ____ give us?”

  40. “I hear what you’re saying, but I don’t understand this

    at a more basic level.”
  41. “I noticed ___ breaks the build randomly, what’s another approach

    we could use?”
  42. “I haven’t tested a situation like this before. What do

    I need to consider?”
  43. “You write the most scalable, well tested, object oriented software.”

  44. “You write the most scalable, well tested, object oriented software.”

  45. “You ask the best questions of any of our past

    interns.”
  46. Solo Project

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  49. Software Engineer

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  52. I’m Still Ignorant

  53. My Mind Still Goes Blank

  54. Take Chances Make Mistakes Get Messy - Ms. Frizzle