Being a woman in tech. I’ve been working at intive since 2013. Started as a trainee in the software development department and later transferred to QA. But I still do some Android developing and really enjoy both sides - programming and testing. I think we have quite a few women for a tech company. On my team, we have even more women than men! So there’s diversity and as a company we are really open-minded. That feels so wonderful.
Women empowerment activities. I really like the idea behind activities dedicated to women in IT, and I am even thinking about organizing a “Women Techmakers” event here at intive. For now, I act as an organizer for a local Google Developer Group, which hosts tech-related events, workshops, hackathons, and conferences. It’s not only for developers but for everyone interested in the field. Some time ago we organized workshops about Android development, and I must confess - there were more women participating than men. Women are really interested in learning something new about development!
Advice for women in IT. Women should be more confident, should believe more in themselves, and speak out! Women rarely express their opinions loudly, it’s more expected from a man than a woman. But as soon as women start doing that, we all will feel positive changes.