Question by Jamie, Frontend Developer
asked on 2020-06-28

What advice do you have for a woman in her mid forties transitioning to a tech career with a degree in the humanities, not a STEM field? What are some ways that having a nontraditional background can be presented as a strength and not a weakness? How prevalent is sexism and ageism in the industry? What type of training did you receive, and how long after you completed it did it take for you to land your first software engineering job? What was the hiring process like, and what type of projects were in your portfolio? What skills is an entry-level engineer/developer expected to have?