DevFest KC

My First Conference Speaking Experience

One of my goals for 2019 is to speak at 2-3 conferences. I am happy to report that I successfully completed my first conference speaking engagement on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at DevFest KC on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City!

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5 More Things I Learned in Bootcamp

I mentioned in a previous post that I took the non-traditional road to becoming a software engineer by attending a coding bootcamp, and that I did manage to learn a few tech-ish things. Well, I also learned quite a few non-tech things during the course of the program.

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Inclusion 2019: Redefining Organizational Culture

Inclusion 2019 Workshop Review

I spent my morning with Dr. Shirley Davis in an amazing diversity & inclusion workshop hosted by Nonprofit Connect at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City, Missouri. We broke down the difference between diversity and inclusion, why you need both, and how to achieve both in an organization.

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5 Things I Learned in Bootcamp

I didn’t take the college road to becoming a software engineer. I went to college to become a rocket scientist, and I hold a B.S. in Physics for my efforts. Although aerospace engineering hasn’t become a reality for me as of yet, I am not particularly dismayed.

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Resolutions are Just Fancy Goals

I gave up New Year’s resolutions two years ago in favor of mantras. Previous years proved to me that I wasn’t working on anything I “resolved” to do. So, in 2017, I decided to change my approach, and it has stuck with me ever since.

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about the blog
"A career woman in street clothes" is what my husband called me as we were reflecting on how much I had managed to accomplish in a year. I liked the sound of that so much that I gave the name to my blog. The goal of this blog is to record my experiences as they relate to my tech journey and share what I've learned, read, and tried in hopes that I can encourage, inspire, or help someone else.
about the author
Rhia Dixon Meet Rhia -- a pretty awesome, somewhat nerdy, super-friendly software engineer, wife, and mother of one...a lover of puzzles, sci-fi book series, the Skittles in the purple bag, and ALL things Harry Potter. #TechIsLife #kcwomenintech #BlackTechTwitter