We recently interviewed Adele Coetzee, Platform Engineer at Polystream on her thoughts and experience on Women in Tech.
Developing and supporting Desktop applications and services for the platform.
Computers intrigued me from the first time I saw one, at school I developed an aptitude for programming and just continued with it.
Yes, Computer Science in school and a degree in Information systems analysis and design.
Yes, I have been working in Technology for over 20 years.
Not necessarily, I would just say the nature of work in technology appeals to men more than it does to most women.
It is possible that people’s attitude towards women who wants to work in tech does not always make them feel welcome, but I do not feel there are any barriers specific to women that would stop them.
Maybe make more visible what it involves to work in IT. It would not appeal to everyone, but it could make women see it from a different perspective.
Keep learning and updating your skills, update your CV yearly to make sure your skills are still relevant and up to date.