Finding your Unique route in tech

There is no one route to getting into tech these days.

Any and everyone anywhere can find themselves in whatever sphere of interest in the tech space.

All you have to lay your hands on is your niche.

Your niche is your unique selling point. It is what you do differently from others. You would agree with me that there is really no one doing something quite new in the tech space today.

All we do is innovate from what has been from the onset. We change approaches, tools, and sometimes methods but the ideas and concepts are the same.

But does that mean everything is already being done? No! There are things that need a different perspective or methodology to arrive at their finished product!

Meet one of our pioneer heroes in tech women’s history, Annie Easley who was a computer scientist.

According to a report from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA), Annie Easley had never heard of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). When she read an article about twin sisters who were “human computers” at the Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, the Lab (the predecessor of the NASA Glenn Research Center) was in need of people with strong math skills, and she was in need of a job after recently relocating from Birmingham, Alabama.

Two weeks after reading the article, Easley began a career that spanned 34 years. She contributed to numerous programs as a computer scientist, inspired many through her enthusiastic participation in outreach programs, broke down barriers for women and people of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, and won the admiration and respect of her coworkers.

Do not feel discouraged or go weary because of the many complexities involved. There is enough variety for all who truly desire to be part of innovation. You shouldn’t limit yourself.

You can start by volunteering with a tech company around you. All you have to do is start from somewhere. It is never too small, it is never too late if you start now!