My daughter has an abnormal upbringing. My husband is a stay-at-home dad. People ask all the time, “how does that work? You don’t need 2 salaries?” They are surprised that I’m the breadwinner, working as a software developer. So my daughter is growing up, seeing a dad who is taking care of the house and a mom who is working.
When I was younger, I always said that I would do one of three things: be a teacher, a programmer, or a CEO. I started down the path of becoming a math teacher because that was expected. But the day I took my first computer science class was the day I switched my major and never looked back.
Now that I’m raising a 2-year-old daughter, I want her to know that anything is possible no matter who you are. I want her to grow up not being afraid to try new things. I want her to push herself outside of her comfort zone so that she can be her authentic self. That’s what I did. That’s what I hope for her.
Amanda is a core team contributor who enjoys the onboarding process and meeting people who want to get to know more about Redwood. Currently, she is spearheading an initiative to get more women involved in Redwood. She’s also working to make open source more accessible. Connect with her @twitter