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I came, I saw, I coded!

rachelombok profile image Rachel Ombok ・2 min read

My most recent achievement was…

... accepting my intern offer for the upcoming Summer! Applying for internships and programs is always stressful and always consumes up my time. If felt good to accept my offer and be done with applying for the rest of the year, and just relax until the summer. I will be a Engineering Intern this Summer at Twitter!

Advocating for myself looks like…

... me putting myself first. Sometimes I have often felt like I am obligated to do certain things, complete certain projects, be apart of this certain organization, put out this certain image, but in 2021 I am committing to putting myself first and not doing things I feel obligated to do, but rather things I want to do. When I put myself first and work on things I actually want to do, the projects I work on have better outcomes and end up motivating me more to be a better programmer.

My biggest goal is…

... to be independent and self sufficient. I think that comes with age, but since working remotely in COVID, it makes me anxious to get back out into the world, and living on my own and doing my own thing.

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

... be transparent! If you are unsure how to be a good ally, ask how you can support your underrepresented peers and their coding journeys. Being clear and open about things like this will make you a better ally, and you may learn a new way of how to support that you might've not thought of.

Thank you for reading! If you want to chat, connect with me on Twitter!

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