“How you end up where you are is about luck and opportunity” — and also making your luck
Tracey: work is one part of your life; you need to be able to take care of yourself
Me: having a boss that supports you in that is also key.
Yolanda: there’s a lot I learned in school, but there’s a lot I didn’t; I put a high value on on-the-job training.
@evacide : I have broken things I didn’t know how to fix, occasionally in a work environment... I am not perfect. I got here by my coworkers cutting me slack and I try to pass that forward
@evacide I try to slow down and ask my coworkers how I’m doing; who am I about to steamroll? Let me go apologize to them now
Another mistake she’s made: isolating yourself. Find your community.
How do you make a pivot?
- have coffee w people on the current team. Remote coffee works too.
- secops spend time trying to get engineers to value security; of you’re a software engineer and you show you care, you won’t have many barriers.
- carve time to learn
My add: You matter ❤️
Then you energy.
(I’ll see myself out.)