My most recent achievement this year so far is transitioning into Cloud engineering from Web development. It has not been a walk in the park, learning it with other things, but I never expected it to be. Having to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours a day to learn, provide solutions to tasks, and also document what I have learnt that day. Nevertheless, I’m happy for my growth, even with the obstacles and challenges.
Advocating for myself is not letting conscious or unconscious bias get to me as I try to navigate this industry. Documenting my journey on blogs and taking chances on myself.
- Provide more jobs for underrepresented folks as there are many boot camps.
- Underrepresented folks shouldn’t have to be 2x better or put in twice the work as others before they can be noticed and not underestimated.
- Provide mentorship and training for underrepresented folks and take chances on them as you do adequately represented people.