Alicia discusses how and why she wanted to be an iOS mobile developer at the age of 51: How a 16-year-old inspired her to learn to code; the challenges she faced after becoming an iOS developer; becoming the first self-taught African American woman mobile developer to create a domestic violence app dedicated to helping victims escape abuse; and how how Apple found her and highlight her in the WWDC 2015 and 2016 keynotes. Some people want to believe that people her age are out of touch with technology, and as a woman hearing that said, she feels that we, the tech community, need to change how we support each other.
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This talk was delivered live in June 2017 at AltConf. The video was recorded, produced, and transcribed by Realm, and is published here with the permission of the conference organizers.