Latinas Are Finding Their Way into Software Dev

The website Nearshore Americas presents three profiles of women who work in software design and computer engineering in Latin America.

Teresa Muñoz set out to enter video game design despite no previous experience. Her persistence paid off: she worked her way up to her current position as Q/A Lead and Associate Producer for a video game design firm in Bogota, Columbia. She advises prospective female video game designers thus:

“You have to know the basics of programming, but don’t have to be an expert. At college they don’t teach you how to program video games, they just teach you how to code. You don’t have to be a great programmer to get in – don’t let that stop you. You just have to have the skills to become great.”

Haymara Palma, who currently works as a lead programmer and specialist with Flash and Unity 3D technology, says this:

“It’s true that the majority of this field is handled by men, but in the last few years, women are getting stronger every day. It’s a very interesting and fun field. Once in, you will never want to get out.”

Because your strengths are what matters.