The Techie Girls community was born in 2017 by the initiative of 4 student girls pursuing a degree in Computer Science. These girls were brought together by the overwhelming male majority among their peers within their generation and the previous ones.
Hello! I’m Lindsey. I got into the tech world because I wanted to be an engineer since high school. When I got to college I met an awesome professor and he invited me to work in his lab. We focused on electronic and magnetic materials for technology applications and I loved it. It is so fascinating that but changing crystal structure or atomic composition we can drastically impact material properties. I’m still motivated by this principle. I’ve now earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the field of materials science and engineering and work as a process engineer today. I love showing who I am on Instagram so that other women can invision their own futures in tech/STEM.
I didn't start off coding. I went to college thinking I wanted to be a chemical engineer. Just for fun my 2nd year, I took a computer science class. I fell in love with computer science. I loved the ability to build anything, and to be creative. I decided to switch my degree to computer engineering, even though that meant graduating in 4 additional years, and doing 6 total years of college. I have not regretted this decision at all. I now work as a backend developer. My favorite part about computer science (or computer engineering in my case) is that you can work in any industry. If your passionate about fashion also, you can work as a developer for a fashion magazine. Every industry needs computer scientists (:
Rachel works as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. Right now she’s using C# and AngularJs to build out a new server management tool. She has a Bachelor’s in Medicinal Chemistry, and planned to become a doctor, but fell in love with tech & programming a couple of years after school. So she changed career path by doing a coding bootcamp, followed by a Masters in Computer Science. She shares her coding life on IG to show that you don’t have to have a perfectly linear career path, and can go into CS and be legit at any time if you’re down to work hard.
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