Breaking barriers of gender
I used to think Software Engineering was this very linear path. I now know there are so many different avenues you can go down.
If you don't think that tech is for you, tech should especially be for you! We need more people with more diverse backgrounds, to change the face of tech and make it more accessible for everybody.
Nurturing engaged tech talent
Before I started Academy, I didn't really have a lot of exposure to the social side of programming. You're not just in a room somewhere, developing something. You're working in a team. That requires being able to talk about your code, share understanding.
Most bootcamps are focused on teaching you how to code. Academy represents a more holistic approach, focused on teaching you how to become a developer.
Finding tech talent in overlooked places
The kind of approach you might take to learning technologies, music actually helped a lot with that.
Both when playing the violin and when coding, it's possible to get into a flow state. It's challenging, but you're doing something you really enjoy.