Is It Too Late to Learn How to Program? How Being a Developer Changed My Life.

Alicia Carr (31.May.2018 at 13:30, 45 min)
Keynote at php[tek] 2018 (English - US)

Rating: 5 of 5

Learn how and why---after being inspired by a 16 year old---Alicia V. Carr wanted to become an iOS mobile developer at the age of 51. Many believe women and those of Alicia's age are out of touch with technology. Alicia will discuss the challenges she faced as a self-taught, female African-American iOS developer responsible for creating a domestic violence app dedicated to helping victims escape. Unconscious bias has affected Alicia and many other women in tech; the tech community must open their arms and embrace change.

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Rating: 5 of 5

31.May.2018 at 14:26 by Jonathan VUILLEMIN (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Fundamentally inspiring, many thanks for sharing your story :)

Rating: 5 of 5

31.May.2018 at 14:27 by Chuck Burgess (75 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Inspiring inspiring inspiring!

Rating: 5 of 5

31.May.2018 at 14:38 by Jonathan Reitnauer (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great story, thanks for sharing!

Rating: 5 of 5

31.May.2018 at 15:36 by Christian Crews (7 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Really inspirational talk. I was able to take away that it’s never too late to learn new skills. It was also reconfirmed that when you do things to help others, the community, good things will come to you.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Jun.2018 at 10:35 by gary blankenship (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

inspired me to inspire others to learn to code too, at any age.

Rating: 5 of 5

04.Jun.2018 at 17:30 by Dave Liddament (67 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Great talk. Also good to see examples of technology being used in such a way to help those in vulnerable situations.

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