How did Tanya go from Media Production to working as a CTO?

What inspired her to do the switch?

What was a masters in Computer Science like, coming from a non-technical background?

Tanya Powell is the Co-CTO at Coding Black Females, where she leads both the training and technology strategies and visions of the largest network on Black Female Technologists in the UK. Prior to that, Tanya was a Senior Software Engineer focused on the frontend. As an educator, Tanya has taught many people entering the world of technology and continually mentors.

In 2022 she'll be launching the creative hub Beyond Fantasy and cannot wait to share this new venture with the world

On this episode of the Glowing in Tech podcast, she shares why she decides to get a Masters in Computer Science, navigating her first dev role, and how she went from being a member of Coding Black Females to becoming a co-CTO.

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0:00 - Intro to Tanya and her responsibilities at Coding Black Females 

2:37 - Where Tanya's journey began 

7:40 - Speaking to Software Engineers for the first time 

8:50 - Have you ever thought about being a dev? 

9:50 - Deciding to do postgraduate study 

16:04 - Moving to another role 

21:07 - Benefits of a good typed language 

22:58 - Joining Coding Black Females


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