Is It Too Late to Learn How to Program? How Being a Developer Changed My Life.
Learn how and why—after being inspired by a 16 year old—Alicia V. Carr wanted to become an iOS mobile developer at the age of 51. Many believe women and those of Alicia’s age are out of touch with technology. Alicia will discuss the challenges she faced as a self-taught, female African-American iOS developer responsible for creating a domestic violence app dedicated to helping victims escape. Unconscious bias has affected Alicia and many other women in tech; the tech community must open their arms and embrace change.