Technology Careers (1:32)
“Technology is everywhere around us. Not only in computers and phones, but in your refrigerator, in your car. The need to understand how technology works is fundamental in everything that we do. And I would hate to see young girls close off half of the world ahead of them by not getting that foundation.”
Girls should consider a career in computing and technology because it’s a lot more interesting than I think you would believe. It’s challenging. It will open doors for you, one, because there are not that many women in there right now. And so there’s room to be a pioneer in many industries.
Technology is everywhere around us. Not only in computers and phones, but in your refrigerator, in your car. The need to understand how technology works is fundamental in everything that we do. And I would hate to see young girls close off half of the world ahead of them by not getting that foundation.
If technology is what you love, go out there and code, do technology.
If you enjoy problem-solving, troubleshooting, if you like doing puzzles, you will love coding. And this is just a basic skillset that can carry you so much further.
Historically, in my career, I’ve created quite a few software applications. And what’s really rewarding is seeing people benefit from those applications.
I’ve also been able to do some cool things with advanced technology. So I’ve worked in past on mobile when mobile was just starting. I’m very excited to be able to continue down the path of technology and see what brand new things are going to come to effect this world.
It’s amazing where you find an idea, and that one spark becomes millions of sparks. You can impact the world yourself.
Independent Learning Guide: This all-purpose guide can be used by educators, parents, and mentors to jumpstart a lively discussion about technology careers.
How did you use technology today? If you used a phone, a refrigerator, or a car, bus or train, you were seeing technology at work. Technology is part of our everyday lives. It’s also why you can be looking at this video right now about careers in tech! Watch this video to find out how you can be part of the brand new things that will become part of your world.
Classroom Lesson Plan: This step-by-step lesson plan is available to guide a more in-depth “before, during, and after” learning experience when viewing the video with students. This lesson plan is also suitable for use in after-school programs and other educational settings.
Fun Page Activity: How much do you know about what it takes to get into a career in tech? Answer five quick questions to find out, and boost your knowledge at the same time.