It's OK to be different

GDG San Francisco
Tue, Aug 18, 2020, 6:00 PM (PDT)

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About this event

We're thrilled to have Tanya Butenko as our speaker for the month of August!

About the talk:

Having different ideas, opinions and interests can be quite lonely and lead to thinking about where you can fit, especially in the fast-paced tech industry.

Coming to the industry, not by a traditional path, being the only one in the room to have a unique opinion can be very intimidating. Being unique can put us in a position where we think that we don't belong here.

After 5 years in tech being different brought me to this state - a software engineer, a founder of the Australia wide diversity community Muses Code JS, a co-organizer of the international organization Women Who Code, Google Developer Expert in Web technologies, Most Valuable Professional in Web development from Microsoft and international speaker. Being different is great!

About the speaker:

Tanya is passionate about free education and diversity and doing all she can to support and promote women in IT. Teacher, translator, manager previously, nowadays software engineer and IT community activist.

After finishing General Assembly in December 2014 on web-development immersive 3-month course she stepped into the IT world and started her journey as a web developer. Today she is working in Hireup as a software engineer, co-organizer of Women Who Code Sydney chapter, Muses Code JS (previously known as NodeGirls) Founder, CEO. Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, Most Valuable Professional from Microsoft in Web Development and international public speaker.