28 min

Sierra OBryan: From Lasers to Androids We Belong Here: Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech

    • Technology

Sierra is a Senior Consultant at Atomic Robot in Cincinnati, OH, focused primarily on Native Android solutions. She loves building beautiful and accessible Android apps, sharing knowledge with the community, and mentoring aspiring mobile developers. She serves as a Director of Women Who Code Cincinnati and a global track lead for Women Who Code Mobile. 
Before becoming an Android developer, she was in graduate school in a Ph.D. program to become a laser physicist. She had actually always wanted to go to beauty school but after high school, because she had scholarships and was good at math and sciences, she ended up in the math and physics department in college. As she says, the passion for the subject wasn’t necessarily there but she ended up finishing her degree! But eventually, that lack of interest caught up with her and she recognized the need for something different.
JP Morgan was looking to diversify their tech pipeline and so she took a leap of faith to enroll in their program and learn to code! Today she has discovered her passion and is a consultant at a mobile development shop where she gets to build apps for clients and create things she’s truly excited about and interested in every single day.
Sierra believes that anyone can make the leap into tech and find joy in their career.  She advocates for the power of googling and reminds the listener that the answer to their question is always out there!

Resources: 
Sierra on Twitter: @_sierrobryan
Sierraobryan.dev
Women Who Code Cincinnati
Women Who Code Mobile


We Belong Here Podcast:
Follow Lauren on Twitter @LoLoCoding
webelongpodcast.com
Subscribe on Apple
Subscribe on Spotify
We Belong Here Discord Community
Join us on Discord Server today! bit.ly/webelongdiscord 

Sierra is a Senior Consultant at Atomic Robot in Cincinnati, OH, focused primarily on Native Android solutions. She loves building beautiful and accessible Android apps, sharing knowledge with the community, and mentoring aspiring mobile developers. She serves as a Director of Women Who Code Cincinnati and a global track lead for Women Who Code Mobile. 
Before becoming an Android developer, she was in graduate school in a Ph.D. program to become a laser physicist. She had actually always wanted to go to beauty school but after high school, because she had scholarships and was good at math and sciences, she ended up in the math and physics department in college. As she says, the passion for the subject wasn’t necessarily there but she ended up finishing her degree! But eventually, that lack of interest caught up with her and she recognized the need for something different.
JP Morgan was looking to diversify their tech pipeline and so she took a leap of faith to enroll in their program and learn to code! Today she has discovered her passion and is a consultant at a mobile development shop where she gets to build apps for clients and create things she’s truly excited about and interested in every single day.
Sierra believes that anyone can make the leap into tech and find joy in their career.  She advocates for the power of googling and reminds the listener that the answer to their question is always out there!

Resources: 
Sierra on Twitter: @_sierrobryan
Sierraobryan.dev
Women Who Code Cincinnati
Women Who Code Mobile


We Belong Here Podcast:
Follow Lauren on Twitter @LoLoCoding
webelongpodcast.com
Subscribe on Apple
Subscribe on Spotify
We Belong Here Discord Community
Join us on Discord Server today! bit.ly/webelongdiscord 

28 min

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