I first learned about Techqueria through Shashi Jain when we met at a networking event in November 2017.

As soon as I joined their slack channel I started taking advantage of the resources and opportunities shared by everyone there.

I also like to help, so I worked with Felipe Ventura to setup a channel where anyone could join and work on Cracking the Coding Interview problems.

I even pushed myself out of my comfort zone and made a video explaining how to clone our github repo and push their solutions, so that they could receive feedback and learn from one another.

Last December I was scrolling through the #jobs channel on a Sunday night just out of curiosity and came across a posting for what is my current job at Heroku.

I reached out to Arafat Mohamed that same evening and within two weeks I got the offer.

I can definitely say that I owe a lot to Techqueria and feel proud and grateful to be part of this amazing tech community.

📝 About the author

Frances was a volunteer/staff member for Techqueria from April 2018 to May 2022. She previously served as a Technology Director, Executive Director, and Board Member/Advisor.