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Nevertheless, julinvictus Coded

My name is Juliana, I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, living in Oakland, California nowadays. Technology has always been part of my life from an early age. When I had to choose a high school back in Brazil, I chose a technical one, in a course called “Processamento de Dados” (Data processing). In Brazil, even though I thought computers were really cool, I struggled a lot. I had never seen a computer before, while most of my peers (mostly boys) had computers at home. That made me think I was not a “STEM person”. As a result, I ended up pursuing an English/Portuguese degree in college and becoming a full-time language teacher and translator. But when I moved to the USA in 2011, I ended up getting back in the tech world, working on small language-related contract projects for Google, Apple and Facebook. The truth is that computers have always fascinated me, but the lack of opportunities didn’t allow me to believe I could become a technologist. It was only when I joined a software engineering bootcamp last year, with support of friends, family and colleagues, that I realized I can be whatever I want. I still have a lot to learn, but last January I landed my first Software Engineer internship. 🎉

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Amara Graham

Congratulations on landing your first software engineering internship!!