Hi! I'm Carol

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I'm a frontend software engineer
and community organiser.

Women in Tech: What do we even do?

How I got here

Me when I was 6, sat in front of a PC at my school.
  • Games
  • MSPaint art
  • HTML on notepad
  • Blog template tinkering
  • University (twice πŸ˜…)

What I do

that's the same

To do:

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  • Go to meetings!
  • Write code (solo/pair)
  • Review code
  • Infra work
  • Incident response

What I do

that's ✨different✨

To do:


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  • Mind my tone
  • Glue work
  • Emotional work

Mind my tone

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  • I! Sound! Like! A! Psycho!
  • πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ˜…
  • Softening my points
  • "I feel"

Glue work

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  • Proactive communication
  • Work organisation tasks
  • External questions & requests
  • Writing docs
  • Knowledge sharing

Emotional work

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  • Checking in with team mates
  • Talking through issues
  • Instigating fun

But why?

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  • Because I care
  • Needs to be done
  • I'm good at it

What you can do

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  • Work on your hiring process
  • Mentorship Sponsorship
  • Learn to recognise patterns
  • Intervene & help put systems in place
  • Lend your privilege

What I will do

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  • Get comfortable unambiguously positioning myself
  • Cut back on "diversity" work
  • Focus on technical excellence
  • Not become a manager
  • Work on my community

Thank you! πŸ’›βœ¨