Developers are almost synonymous with solution-driven intellectual wizards. Think…Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg. They’re all developers and their rep is definitely well deserved. They have done some mystically complex stuff.
Sometimes, I’m afraid to even call myself a developer because I don’t fit the stereotype. And because of *cough* imposter syndrome.
But if you are like me then you have spent a fair amount of time in the trenches, building things, taking classes either in college, and/or online. So, my lovelies you have earned and deserve the title of developer. Developers come in all sexes, colors, shapes and sizes. Development is one size fits all.
You may be asking yourself where is she going with all this? I’m coming to that. If you follow me on Twitter you may have notice that I:
- Like to retweet. Like a lot!
- Share stories about self-taught developers who break into tech.
I love these stories. We need them, because we need to see developers who are relatable. Not everyone is a Computer Science grad, or has been coding since 10 (No offense if you are either, or both). And since only a select few can be a unicorns, like those aforementioned above. I’d like to politely reminded that there are other developers like us. And they are totally relatable people who are landing jobs in technology.
Some Unlikely Developers
- Adrienne Lowe from Coding With Knives.
- Joshua Kemp
- Tam Dang
- Melanie Pellegrino
- Alisha Ramos
- Tia Pope
- Jen Myers
Consider this my Monday motivation. If you like this post and would like to see more posts like these please leave a comment below.