Back to Work After Raising Kids: My Story as a Backend Engineer

Ruth Helfinstein
Ruth Helfinstein
Back to Work After Raising Kids: My Story as a Backend Engineer

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What's it really like returning to work after raising a family - is it even possible to maintain your stature or skills? What if you're in a technical role? Ruth Helfinstein, a Senior Software Engineer at WW has been there, and is ready to answer your pressing questions in this...

What's it really like returning to work after raising a family - is it even possible to maintain your stature or skills? What if you're in a technical role? Ruth Helfinstein, a Senior Software Engineer at WW has been there, and is ready to answer your pressing questions in this hour-long Q&A! Regardless of how long your career break was, you can return to a career you love and be successful!

You asked, she's answering:

  • How long was your career break?
  • What was the conversation like when you decided to leave?
  • When/ how did you know it was time to return to work?
  • & more!


Meet The Speaker

Ruth Helfinstein
Ruth Helfinstein

Ruth is a Senior Software Engineer, currently working on building a personal coaching platform for WW (formerly Weight Watchers). She has a BA in Philosophy and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford. She started her career at Apple, building internal tools using C++, after which she took a multi year hiatus before reinventing herself as a full stack web engineer. Her current tech stack consists of Ruby on Rails, Postgres, React and more.


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