During my stay in Kuala Lumpur I met the team behind Women Who Code KL an international initiative dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers.
We had dinner in a nice Malay restaurant, a perfect place to discover Malaysian food, share our experiences as developers and talk about the IT ecosystem in Malaysia and France.
I let you discover below some insights about IT with Lydia, Jecelyn and Chee, all Malaysian software developers working in Kuala Lumpur.
Finding developers communities in Malaysia was not so easy, and especially women communities. There are some, like Women Who Code, Rails Girls and also Gorgeous Geeks. So I was very happy to meet Jellene.
I met Jellene, a Ruby developer living in Petaling Jaya near Kuala Lumpur, at the bar of my youth hostel in KL. I didn’t know what to expect, since even after exchanging a few emails before my arrival in Malaysia, her avatar on gmail and twitter was a kind of pixelized woman warrior, out of video games from the 80’s.
In real life, Jellene doesn’t carry any weapons and armor but she is the kind of woman who definitively inspires you: determined, involved and passionate, but also an artist and musician in a band. A nowadays woman warrior.