Meetup Results

I went to a programmers Meetup last night. Oh Boy! What an eye-opener that was!

I was the oldest in the room and the only woman. Typical to what I was thinking about the industry.

Any women out there who like to code?????

Are there ANY women who like to code?

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Come on, ladies, let’s show them what we are made of!


The other thing was that most of the attendees were backend or full-stack developers/programmers. There were 2 other people doing front-end or website work like I do. Naturally, the presentation was more technical than not. It was interesting but seemed like a lot of double-work up front to make the computer do your work on a daily basis. I guess that’s one way to do it. Component-driven programming.

That’s how Windows was developed.

I remember when it was DOS and menus where you had to input a key sequence followed by the “enter” key to make the computer work. No mouse point-and-click stuff. But, I’m old-school. And yes, we had components. We had Accounts Receivable in one program, Accounts Payable in another program, and Payroll in a third program. Each was a “module” that was created from a framework especially for each client as they ordered it. The framework was our programming module.


The meeting spurred me to build out my profiles on Remote and Upwork so I might attract more clients.

At first, I was pretty downhearted. I was comparing myself to these fellows and found myself wanting. Typical “less-than” thinking. I quickly realized that I’m unique in my own set of specialty-concentrations, and turned that around. I’m not them. I’m me.


It’s up to me how I want to be perceived. 

It’s up to me how I want to be treated.

I’m treating myself better and I’m perceiving myself differently. 

How was your day?

 

 

 

 

 

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