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Voices of Gatsby: How I Survived the First Week of My First Tech Job

By Linda Ikechukwu on February 19th, 2021

On the first day of my first tech job, I was terrified. I tried hard to learn everything at once and do it all perfectly, but by the end of my first week I was certain I was going to be fired anyway. That didn't happen, though, and things got steadily better and less terrifying. Looking back, I can see there were things that helped me get through the early days. Here are the tips that helped me survive -- and how you can too if you’ve just landed your first tech job!

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Voices of Gatsby: Fighting Back Against Imposter Syndrome

By Jessica Wilkins on February 5th, 2021

Everyone deals with imposter syndrome. It doesn’t matter if you are a complete beginner, a junior developer or senior developer with advanced skills. Everyone experiences those negative thoughts and doubts, secretly wondering if their work is as good as what everyone else around them seems to accomplish effortlessly. This is the story of how I dealt with imposter syndrome as a musician and how that experience helps me now as an emerging programmer.

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Voices of Gatsby: The “O” Word (Or, Being Older in Tech)

By Michelle Gienow on December 21st, 2020

Studies show that Generation X-ers get hired 33% less often than younger candidates with comparable skills and experience. Even once we do land an interview, there can often be a queasy sense of not quite fitting in -- culturally, if not skills-wise. But we all need to get past the discomfort when encountering someone who is different, whether due to age or any other factor, because studies also show that that a diverse organization is a stronger, more creative organization.

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Voices of Gatsby: How I Learned to Code as a Full-Time Working Parent

By Shaundai Person on August 28th, 2020

Teaching herself to code meant working on projects late into the night, and only after putting in a full day on the job plus getting her son to bed. But, from running video games on the command line to building a GeoCities site, Shaundai Person had been programming computers her whole life -- without realizing it. Equal parts passion and determination helped her turn it into her new profession.

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