About this week’s episode: A hustler speaks up for those who need it most. Using your privilege and voice to empower others is how a hustler builds an inclusive environment. Sonia Gupta shares her inspiring story of how her career trajectory led her to being a vocal advocate for the underrepresented, both online and offline.
About our guest: Sonia Gupta is currently a software developer at Ibotta, Inc. in Denver, CO. Prior to becoming a developer, Sonia was a lawyer in Louisiana. She served as a Public Defender in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, then as a Prosecutor, and finally as an Assistant Attorney General doing torts and Civil Rights litigation. Before initiating her career change, Sonia had no experience in programming and software development. She attended the Turing School of Software and Design where she learned best practices through a curriculum focused on Ruby and Rails development. Sonia is an outspoken advocate of diversity and inclusion in tech and in life. She is passionate about fostering empathetic and effective communication on engineering teams, and believes that even if tech can’t always change the world, technologists absolutely can.
- Developer on Fire – http://developeronfire.com/podcast/episode-310-sonia-gupta-figuring-it-out
- Second Career Devs – https://soundcloud.com/secondcareerdevs/002-sonia-gupta-the-louisiana-lawyer
- Women Techmakers – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FltC1g-5H7U
Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Social Media
- Robin DiAngelo, PhD