DEV Community

Cover image for Nevertheless, she coded: Carol Kariuki

Nevertheless, she coded: Carol Kariuki

Happy International Women's Day!✨💖👯

My name is just Carol, I do not have any nicknames(at least that I know of)

Where do you work?


What do you do?

Developer Operations at Facebook

Who or what inspired you to pursue the career you have today?

My Father-Dr Kariuki

What is your favourite music genre?

Anything danceable, but deep down I am a worshiper of Jesus.

what is your secret talent that no one knows about?

Sharp memory. Is that a talent? 😂

My advice for allies to support underrepresented folks who code is...

Stay curios but define your path. Look for people who will inspire you and then others will emulate that. Do the right thing, at the right time, with the right people. Love and care for those who you may perceive may be struggling with something.

How do you keep yourself up to date in your field?

What did you want to be when you were a young child? Connect that with the current state of the world and find that person with the technology that is available. Use your talents and skills and build relationships. Personally, I take time to think about my actions, and how they will affect the next person and what ripple effect that will have on others, and the entire world.

How would you describe your job to a bunch of 5 year olds

With Jesus in the vessel I can smile at the storm - This was a popular song back in Sunday School and when children are allowed to be creative and curious they grow up to be responsible future leaders of our society.
I hope I nailed this question 😄

What cool thing are you working on right now?

Learning about privacy and data at Facebook and how to use my social skills to bring the world closer together. Personal cool? Since I love singing, I am testing out how music works on Portal which is a new device From Facebook.

What was your first job?

Entrepreneur with a Salon App published on the Nokia Ovi Store back in 2011.

What are the toughest challenges you've had at work?

Work from home during covid times can be difficult. I am slowly mastering the law of Prioritisation.

What upcoming technological innovation will dramatically impact the industry in the next five years?

People First, over Technology. This is something we all have to think about so I am not able to answer this question in its fullest form.

What skill do you think everyone should learn?

Resilience. Consistency. Building relationships with people and keeping God close.

Have you taken a huge leap of faith at work? Did it pay off?

Trusting God with the unknown. Jesus walked on water, and therefore whenever I am in doubt, I just let go and let God. Paying off is never tangible, it's the many lives you get to inspire.

How can we follow you?

Here are my social media links:

Discussion (0)