Amanda Myers

How many years have you been in tech?

A little over a year.

How were you exposed to tech?

A friend got started in programming and told me about it. I was out of options, employment-wise, so I decided to check it out. I haven’t looked back since.

What is your current role?

Unemployed and seeking junior roles or apprenticeships

What is your proudest accomplishment?

Teaching myself how to code! I never dreamed I could do something so complicated.

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” Tell us about a time that this applied to you.

It would be easier to tell you about a time this DIDN’T apply to me! Lol

What are you learning right now?

I am learning how to use React on Rails

What are your hobbies?

Coding, self-teaching (tech and other topics), reading, learning Spanish, playing with my fur-family (dogs, cats, rabbit, rat).

What do you like about St. Louis? The midwest? Why do you live here?

I was born and raised her and really have never been anywhere else. But I like the diversity of this area.

Who inspires you?

Malala Yousafsai, Aayan Hirisi Ali, Vanessa Mae, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ani DiFranco, Margaret Atwood to name a few but I draw inspiration from many sources, including the people around me in my day to day life and sometimes total strangers.

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