1. Andromeda Yelton | Movers & Shakers

She firmly believes librarians should learn code to improve workflow and usability, communicate better with IT vendors, and for “insight, dreaming, and creation.”
That’s one of the reasons she cofounded the American Library Association’s Library Code Year Interest Group. She especially wants to bring more women into the disproportionately male world of coding. Though she graduated from college with a math degree from an engineering program that was 75 percent male, she was still surprised to find herself the only woman at a “hackathon” roundtable in early 2012.
“It opened my eyes to how technology equals empowerment, and empowerment is for everybody,” she says. “The only barrier to coding should be learning to code, but homogeneous environments present social and psychological barriers on top of that.”
“If there’s just one thing I could say to people about technology, it’s, ‘You can do this.’ ” And, she says, “I’ll help.”

    Andromeda Yelton | Movers & Shakers

    She firmly believes librarians should learn code to improve workflow and usability, communicate better with IT vendors, and for “insight, dreaming, and creation.”

    That’s one of the reasons she cofounded the American Library Association’s Library Code Year Interest Group. She especially wants to bring more women into the disproportionately male world of coding. Though she graduated from college with a math degree from an engineering program that was 75 percent male, she was still surprised to find herself the only woman at a “hackathon” roundtable in early 2012.

    “It opened my eyes to how technology equals empowerment, and empowerment is for everybody,” she says. “The only barrier to coding should be learning to code, but homogeneous environments present social and psychological barriers on top of that.”

    “If there’s just one thing I could say to people about technology, it’s, ‘You can do this.’ ” And, she says, “I’ll help.”

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    I have been fortunate enough to meet Andromeda (@ThatAndromeda) in person, and she is exceptional. I was very pleased to...
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