Developer Advocate in da blockchain space. A queer immigrant activist with autism, bringing the underrepresented to the yard.
My name is Amanda Waliszewska and I am a human rights activist, an online creator, and a Developer Advocate within the blockchain space. But first of all, I'm a queer immigrant with autism, which I finally allowed to come unapologetically first.
I studied law, but I change my career path to IT in 2014, when I started working as a software developer. I was a vice-president of Geek Girls Carrots organization that attracts women into IT until 2018 when I moved into the blockchain space since this opened me up to mixing my skills of programming with public speaking, writing, and using my position to bring marginalized and underrepresented groups to IT in general. In the meantime, I became a mentor to refugees, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, people of color and people within the spectrum - I'm introducing people to programming, creating their CV and finding their first job. I want to change the space into an actually inclusive one, where it's not about bringing diversity to the company, but actually allowing people to get into the space that they can impact and start creating generational wealth.