WomenInTech: Holly Oegema

Holly Oegema

Years in Technology: 2
Current Title: Software Developer Co-op
Current Organization: 360Insights

1. Why did you join the technology industry?
I’m pursuing a career in technology because it’s an exciting space that’s always changing. What exists today might be completely different in 5 years. I’m excited about solving problems and also by the fact that I am able to tackle new problems every day.

2. Who is the person who has inspired you professionally?

The brilliant people I get to work with every day.

3. If you could give one piece of advice to your 13-year-old self what would it be?
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.

4. How do you think we can encourage more women in tech?
By encouraging girls from a young age and destroy the idea that tech is a boy’s club and by highlighting the erased accomplishments of the women who helped shape computer science.

5. What is the best part of your job?
Being able to see lines of code become a working program and knowing that those lines of code are actually making someone’s life easier.