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Nida Sajid

I attended a tech rally organized by your feed at the Facebook HQ in London this week. It was an extremely inspiring event with a variety of insightful talks, with the underlying theme being self-promotion and the importance of showcasing your skills for relevant opportunities. While I found all the talks to be thought-provoking and the speakers’ passion for technology shone through them all, the one that stuck with me the most was about ‘not only knowing your strengths but being comfortable promoting them’. This was the 3rd time that day the

As a woman, a Millennial and a minority working in the tech industry, it should come as no surprise that I am part of a demographic highly susceptible to imposter syndrome. Also referred to as fraud syndrome, imposter syndrome refers to a high-functioning individual’s inability to internalize his or her achievements and an associated state of perpetual fear of being exposed as an imposter or a fraud. Like most small glitches that accompany starting a new job in a new location, I presumed this was something that would merely disappear

I recently attended a coding workshop hosted by the wonderful Node Girls in London where I was asked to give a talk about my journey into the technology industry. I gave a fairly honest and humorous (or so I’m told!) account of how I started learning to code, things I struggled with and a few tips and tricks that worked for me. After I got over my I-didn’t-do-Computer-Science-at-uni-so-I-will-never-become-a-developer phase, I finally took the plunge and started learning how to programme. This was almost a year ago and overall this experience has been