Tag Archive: Femgineer

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    by Angie Chang

    Pushing Past Easy Excuses to Quit

     I didn’t let my peers who were smarter, more experienced, and didn’t have to worry about money bother me. I just put my blinders on and plugged away.

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder, Femgineer)

    I am really bad at quitting. Failing miserably isn’t enough to get me to quit either. For example, when I was a freshman in college, I got a 19 on my first Computer Science test. It was a wake-up call that instilled fear in me to drop the class, but a semester later I couldn’t shake the thought of dropping it. So instead I decided to spend my entire summer re-taking the course, eventually majoring in computer science and, well, we know what happened after that.

    Even when catastrophe strikes, I cannot quit. My freshman year, my dad lost his job.

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    by Angie Chang

    Because Knowing How to Code Isn’t Always Enough

    Women engineers entering the field now are definitely in a better support system.

    By Sujata Menon (Java Developer, Marqeta)

    For a woman in tech today, there are quite a few resources out there to help one advance technically and professionally. This was not the case even 5 years ago. Being the lone woman engineer in an all-male team was the norm for me; and I hardly ever discussed being female or anything related to it. I really did not miss any discussions that were female-centric, and was happy and proud being a techie.

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    by Angie Chang

    Do The Hardest Thing

    I’ve programmed myself to do the hardest things in life, but they’ve also brought me the greatest joy!

    By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder & CEO, BizeeBee)

    Instead of doing what’s easiest, I always chose to pursue the hard path. Even after dropping out of my first computer science class, I forced myself to take summer school, and take the class again. Then when most were dropping out of engineering school, I convinced myself into double majoring in electrical engineering and computer science with just two years before graduation.

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Become A Femgineer (Infographic: MOOC)

    ’bout time a girl founded the next Facebook/Google/Apple.

    By Frances Advincula (Software Engineer, Accenture)

    What I love most about being an engineer is at the end of the day, I am helping build a product, something tangible and measurable. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that right now, everyone wants to learn how to program, since the tech industry is currently so hot and well, it’s now cool to be a geek. To top it off, I’m sure you’ve noticed how everyone wants to hire top-notch engineers.