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Nevertheless, Rachel Coded

2020 was an interesting year, where the pandemic disrupted work/life balance worldwide. I was planning on skipping this post, as I couldn't think of anything to write. Then I decided I'd start and see what came out.

My most recent achievement was…

When I look back on 2020, I thought I would be searching for a new role for some stability. As the world began shutting down, that outlook changed entirely as I saw the challenges ahead for companies weathering the new, unprecedented 'storm'. Instead, I settled in for a longer journey developing different products and embracing a remote work culture.

Through this new normal, I helped a handful of clients bring data to life, creating a real-time dashboard and overhauling a product to improve its data querying and presentation. This included re-architecting how data was organized to improve speed and query times. More recently, I've been helping manage remote hires and to cultivate a remote work culture.

Outside of tech, I began rock climbing and just figured a challenging route that took over a month to figure out. πŸ’ͺ🏻 Haha, sometimes physical achievements feel greater than mental achievements...

My biggest goal is…

...for my side hustle Eonzah - an interactive giveaway management platform - to set the foundation to secure its first paying customer. Welcoming beta users...reach out if interested!

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

Take the time to listen and practice empathy. Be patient with things that aren't clear. Clarity comes with time as we learn to work better together.

I guess, now that I've put all this on "paper", 2020 wasn't without good things. It just takes intentional thought to recall the good.

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