Despite having a background in geology, my dad was a self-taught software engineer who developed a system for the Indonesian government to streamline the process for various permit applications.That inspired me, knowing that tech helps people at scale. That‘s how I started my journey in tech.
The biggest hurdle was getting in the tech industry itself. There weren’t many people I could look up to or get support from or get the information and equipment I needed. Especially coming from a non-engineering background, I wish I had someone I could look up to and have the necessary resources back then.