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Nevertheless, she coded: Dalia Abu Ghoush

Joan Awinja Ingari
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Happy International Women's Day!✨💖👯

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

Where do you work?

Jordan, Amman

What do you do?

I am a Senior Frontend Developer.

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

Unfortunately, during collage everyone I met was telling me that you're too spoiled to study or work in tech field so I challenged them and challenged myself to be where I am today

What is your favourite music genre?

I enjoy Pop, Rock, Classic Rock and Metal

what is your secret talent that no one knows about?

ummm I do read people sometimes hahaha

What is the best advice you can give to someone who just started their career?

Don’t take your career too seriously, because you may end up in a career you don't really love. Every person you meet is a potential door to a new opportunity. Be as social as you can

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

Reading, reading reading new articles

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

Computer does not understand human languages, it understands its own special language for instance, we have Javascript. It is a collection of simple English words like console, loop, object. We type these words using keyboard in Javascript to tell the computer what to do.

What cool thing are you working on right now?

React and React Native, they're awesome

What was your first job?

Drupal developer

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

When working with a guy who doesn't accept me "Female" as his boss.

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

For sure the AI

What skill do you think everyone should learn?

Basics of coding

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

Yes of course I love what I'm doing but not always it pays off

How can we follow you?

Here is my social media links:
Instagram

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Sylwia Vargas

When working with a guy who doesn't accept me "Female" as his boss.

ugh so frustrating! I would love to learn more about how you deal with these kinds of situations and whether you found a way to not let them affect you (this is work in progress for me :) )

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Dalia Abu ghoush

Thank you for your question Sylwia :)

At first I was confused and didn’t know how to deal with them but then I decided to deal with them professionally and be as hard as I can to let them know that I’m here to work and I’m your boss whether you like it or not it’s your issue! I was like when I say you do 123 you do 123 NOT 321, and it worked and I got their respect eventually.
For the first couple of months it was affecting me because I felt that I have to prove myself constantly and then I said to myself this won’t work and eventually I’ll collapse and I’ll hate what I love to do!
But no matter what don’t let them put you down or say you can’t do this or that, always prove them wrong with your awesome work and let them see that you can do whatever they do and better than them, which I’m sure you can :)