Isis Anchalee is a software engineer at Uber. A year ago she was featured in a recruitment poster. That’s when she shared the tweet that gave birth to #iLookLikeAnEngineer. Soon, things took off.
#iLookLikeAnEngineer made it into Google’s Year in Search compilation: https://goo.gl/sABDfy
An Indiegogo campaign raised $47,285, which was 133% of goal, for an #ILookLikeAnEngineer billboard.
Scott Kelly tweeted it from space. The White House noticed.
Fighting stereotypes in tech by sharing photos is now a thing. A good thing.
#iLookLikeAnEngineer: One Year Later — Startup Grind — Medium
Today I have all the feels.
A year and some change ago I was asked to participate in a BART station recruiting campaign as a software engineer for OneLogin…
Today in particular, marks the exact date one year ago when I shared the tweet that gave birth to #iLookLikeAnEngineer. Never in a million years would I have guessed that one year later people would still be proudly sharing the hashtag and using it as a source for building community.
Because it developed a life of its own, I’m not even aware of the entirety of the extent that it has reached(while Googling I even saw an #iLookLikeAnEngineer event in Munich Germany etc.).
So, I’d like to share some of the highlights that have been very special to me:
When 250k+ beautiful people shared their stories: http://www.sciencealert.com/the-best-tweets-from-the-ilooklikeanengineer-hashtag