Discussion on: The Enormous Diversity Problem at AWS re:Invent 2017

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Derwin McGeary

Well said! I am aware that I got most people's perception of what a professional geek (I'm not exactly a developer, but I write code) should look like. I definitely know that my colleagues may be viewed differently, despite being more qualified in many cases.

I can't really do anything to be viewed as less competent (deliberately losing data is frowned upon), but I can make sure that other people get credit and help boost their ideas.

We can't achieve meritocracy overnight, as some commenters have pointed out, but we can push in the right direction.