Tech and I, how I got into it.
Growing up, I’ve always dreamt of being an astronaut. I loved the idea of exploring the unknown and pushing the limits of human knowledge. However, as I got older, my interests began to shift towards tech. My first encounter with a computer happened in third grade when I started playing video games. From that point on, I was hooked.
In fourth grade, I got interested in tech during my first ever computer class that taught me basic computer functionalities and peripherals. We had typing contests, and built Christmas trees made out of special characters that was made possible by a program compiler. I was fascinated by how computers work and what it could do. As I got older, I started to explore more of what technology had to offer.
In high school, I was introduced to programming using Turbo C, and then later on, I learned about web development using HTML and CSS. It was during this time that I realized how much I enjoyed programming and creating things on the computer. I also found myself customizing my friendster social media profile using HTML and CSS to personalize it. Unfortunately, the social media website had to shutdown because of lack of engagement by the online community. So my personalized webpage is lost forever.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Major in Computer Networks, I became a software engineer by profession. It was a dream come true to work in an industry that I was passionate about. However, I knew that I wanted to do more and move up the ladder. So I took the job as a deputy manager to hone my leadership skills but still work as a programmer at the same time. I have set career goals for myself to direct me to a path where my experience, efforts, and skills will be used. My ultimate goal really is to own a software company or a company where my skills are needed and can help make the world a better place.
I believe that a career is pursued based on a person’s life experience and what they want and need. I do hope that people do what they love to do and be happy about it. You know? Find your own true calling.
Being a woman in tech hasn’t been easy, but I’ve never let that stop me. I’ve faced challenges, but I’ve learned to push through and prove myself. I believe that women have a lot to offer to the tech industry, and it’s important to encourage more women to pursue careers in this field.
In conclusion, pursuing a passion for technology has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It has taught me to be patient, persistent, and to never give up on my dreams. If you’re thinking about a career in tech, don’t let anything stop you. Follow your passions and see where they take you.