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Making Everyone Visible in Tech - Jaclyn Damiano

Mar 2, 2020 4:19:14 PM By Mark Miller

Editor's Note: If you like what you hear, you can download the entire book at sonatype.com/epicfailures

As we were putting the finishing touches, getting ready to publish the latest version of Epic Failures in DevSecOps, I reread Jaclyn Damiano's chapter and was struck by how unique her message is.

This is a personal story, one that will resonate with many people in the tech industry. It's a story of beginnings, of hardships, of leadership and finally, how all that combines into something much bigger than a technology solution. It's a story that talks about transforming people, not just companies.

What you'll hear in this broadcast is Jaclyn reading her chapter, "Making Everyone Visible in Tech". There's no narrator, no discussion, just Jaclyn in her own words telling the story behind The Athena Project. It's a story of how she and her team took a diverse set of 40 applicants from underserved communities, with little to no technical background, and created a program to train and place those attendees in the tech industry. It's an inspiring story that needs to be heard.

Editor's Note: If you like what you hear, you can download the entire book at sonatype.com/epicfailures