Hi CodeNewbie Community!
I'm Arit Amana — Engineer at Forem/DEV Community and Founder of Our Time For Tech. I've also been a member of this Forem community since it launched earlier this year, but I'm excited to be chatting directly with all of you now.
Saron and I chatted about what it's like to navigate the challenges, thrills, and curveballs of a career in technology while also being a parent (first and foremost!). I know there are so many people here that can relate to this subject so I was glad to share my personal experience.
Now, I’d love to answer any questions you might have about my career, my work at Forem, my insights into being a mother who codes, or anything else!
- The nonprofit I founded, OurTimeForTech, is all about empowering women breaking into tech careers.
- Before becoming a software engineer, I worked as a public health analyst and then as a stay-at-home mom
- When training to work in tech, I completed an online bootcamp and landed my first full-time dev role after a grueling 6-month search