Welcome To Techincolr!

Hi there! Sirena Alyce here. I'd like to welcome you to my blog!

via GIPHY

Meet Sirena Alyce

First, I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself…

I am a St. Louis girl with a very non-traditional route into tech. A nail polish business is actually what led me to become interested in tech (specifically programming and development). I discovered that I liked building the website and learning the platform (I was using WordPress at the time), a whole lot more than I actually liked the business. It has been my goal to learn more and more about tech ever since.

My career journey has been quite interesting as well. I graduated from Spelman College in 2012 with a BS in Biology. Then in 2016, I graduated with a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology. As a former CDC employee with 4+ years of experience in public health, I know a lot about public health. Also, I have 4+ years' experience in the field of clinical trials as a data manager and SAS programmer. Recently, I graduated from NuCamp’s Full Stack and Mobile App Developer Bootcamp (currently building my freelancing business). As of right now, I am the Data Analyst for a top telecommunications company in Atlanta, GA.

The Blog & The Vision

Are you a woman of color interested in pursuing a career in tech or data? Look no further.

Love data, design, or development? This is where you should be!

via GIPHY

SirenaAlyce.com started as a portfolio site to showcase my development projects to recruiters and employers. I decided to incorporate a blog into the site while I was building it to practice my skills and learn a new framework (Next.js). This is how Techincolr, the blog, began. Once I created the blog, I realized I would eventually have to start posting content and this would serve as a good platform to do that. 

Whether the impact is small or large, I knew I wanted the content to have a purpose. There is no doubt that women of color are underrepresented in the data and technology fields.  While the representation of women has improved in some STEM professions, there is still a long way to go in the area of engineering and computer science. Women of color held 11.5% of science and engineering roles in the United States in 2017, according to catalyst.org. Census.gov shows that “Women working in engineering occupations increased from 3% in 1970 to 15% in 2019. And while the percentage of women in computer occupations is higher than in 1970, it actually decreased between 1990 and 2019.” I want to use his platform as a way to help increase that representation.

The content on the blog will be a mix of industry insights and current news, learning resources, career advice and resources, insights from subject matter experts, and inspirational posts. 

Ultimately, I want this blog to grow into a vibrant community of creative, intelligent, amazing women!

Let's Connect!

Here is your chance to introduce yourself to the blog. Please share your tech experiences below.

What to know about upcoming career opportunities? Connect with other like-minded women? Get great career advice???? Subscribe to my newsletter!

Get social with me on IG and YouTube @sirenaalyce.io

Be inspired.

Be encouraged.

Be confident.

via GIPHY

XOXO,

Sirena Alyce

← Back to blog home

Join Techincolr!