There is NO Developer Uniform!

Adrienne Tacke

Short talk - in English

"No devs wear that!" "She's probably just looking for Facebook" "You're too pretty to be a dev" "Only real devs use Macs"

When we wonder why there is no diversity in tech, these stereotypes and gatekeeping philosophies are largely to blame. Having heard them over and over in my own career, I've learned to resist the negativity that ensues from these thoughts. Instead, I used them as fuel for my success.

In this talk, I want to share my journey on how I became a software developer and the obstacles I (and many other women) faced (and still are!). At the end of my story, I hope to be a driving force in dismantling the stereotypes and gatekeeping philosophies and inspire everyone to truly believe that there is no developer uniform.