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    19 Moments You've Totally Experienced If You're A Female Programmer

    Ask me if I know Linux again. I dare you.

    1. You've perfected the art of sweeping the room to count fellow comrades the moment you walk into college lectures.

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    2. Joining online communities for women in tech feels like you've found your people.

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    3. Picking the perfect work outfit can be a challenge between balancing what's most comfortable and what doesn't appear "too feminine."

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    4. But you also know that femininity isn't the antithesis to badassery.

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    5. You've looked up gender ratios at potential jobs.

    6. You've felt so much better when you learned the definition of imposter syndrome.

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    7. But you've also thought, "But that doesn't apply to me because I actually am an imposter."

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    8. You've also realized that your imposter syndrome has imposter syndrome.

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    9. Recursive imposter syndrome.

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    10. You've finally understood what it feels like to be the majority when you went to your first women's hackathon.

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    11. You've crafted clapbacks in your head for when a guy says "I wish I was a girl, it would be so much easier to get an internship."

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    12. And you've, through experience, developed a go-to algorithm to deal with mansplainers and brogrammers.

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    13. You've jump at the opportunity to mentor (women-tor?) a promising newcomer who's not sure if she belongs... but OF COURSE SHE DOES.

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    14. You've tried to plan a girls' night out – but realized you weren't friends with enough girls to throw one.

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    15. Margaret Hamilton, Grace Hopper, and Ada Lovelace all equal ultimate lady hacker goals.

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    16. You've fangirled over Hidden Figures.

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    17. You either have been or want to go to the Grace Hopper Program.

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    18. You've questioned whether tech is really the right choice for you.

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    19. However, you'll never forget the incredible moment when you realized there was nowhere you'd rather be.

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