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Women in tech come from diverse backgrounds and bring unique perspectives to their work in the technology world. As a way of celebrating those differences, WIT spotlight series will highlight interesting facts about local innovators who are doing great things.
This month’s WIT spotlight questionnaire focuses on Shercole King, a native New Orleanian, activist, consultant, avid Tweeter and master of all things Harry Potter.
- Name: Shercole King
- Job: Homeless Management Information Systems Administrator
- Where are you from? New Orleans
- How long have you lived in NOLA? Most of my life
- How did you get into Tech? Through blogging and then web designing
- Favorite Website, App or gadget: Favorite gadget is my Fit Bit Charge
- What is the greatest transformation in tech you’ve witnessed so far? Wearable Tech and Music Streaming
- What is your favorite Mardi Gras Krewe/ Parade: Zulu!
- What is the most influential piece of advice you ever got? Be the person you always wanted to be! That alterego inside who always rocks. Be happy, be you and do all the wonderful things you ever dreamed of!
- What is your favorite thing about living in New Orleans? The people!
- What was your earliest interaction with technology? Typing on my Brother Word Processor. Also, Memorizing html code to make my blackplanet and myspace profiles pretty.
- What is your favorite thing to do when you are not at work? I love to do craft projects and try new workout trends.
- Who is a woman you really admire and why? My mother because she rocks and never let setbacks interrupt comebacks!
- What’s your favorite New Orleans food? Crawfish Pasta
- If you had time to learn a new technology, framework or language what would you choose to work with next? Linux Kernel so I can become the Tizen Queen and transform open source with all my wearable technology based on Tizen!!!
- What inspired you to join New Orleans WIT? I wanted to see more women get involved in technology and realize they don’t have to take the traditional route and they can use their skills they currently have to advance their selves into technology.
- What advice do you have for anyone who is interested in a career in tech? (or learning to code?) Have patience and understand it won’t happen over night. Don’t be fearful of all the skills you feel you don’t have. You have transferable skills and technology industry need more people who have a different perspective to help them advance.