The truth about careers in tech is that most roles follow the same cookie-cutter patterns. If you don’t fit the mould, or want to forge your own path then things get significantly more difficult. I found this out the hard way. You end up feeling lost a lot. The good news is there are ways to hack the entrenched systems. This blog shares my stories hacking things to work for me. I hope it provides a roadmap for crafting a tech career with the life you really want. Because we all owe it to ourselves to work in a way that is fulfilling to us.

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Tracy Miranda is director of open source community at CloudBees, where she works closely with the Jenkins & Jenkins X communities. A developer and open source veteran, Tracy is on the board of directors for the Eclipse Foundation.  Tracy has a background in electronics system design and holds patents for her work on processor architectures. She writes for JAXenter.com and Opensource.com on tech, open source, and diversity. Tracy is a regular conference speaker, most recently having spoken at VelocityConf London & JAX London.  https://tracymiranda.com/speaking/