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It Is Never Too Late to Learn How to Program - How Becoming a Developer Changed My Life

Presenter: Alicia Carr

In this webinar, Alicia Carr will share how and why she wanted to become an iOS mobile developer at the age of 51. She will discuss how a 16-year-old inspired her to learn to code and the challenges she faced after becoming an iOS developer. Alicia is the first self-taught African American woman mobile developer to create a domestic violence app dedicated to helping victims escape abuse. Apple found her and she had the honor of being highlighted at the WWDC 2015 and 2016 keynote events. Some people want to believe that people her age are out of touch with technology but in this webinar, Alicia will bust that myth.

Alicia Carr is an activist, mentor, grandmother, and self-taught developer from Georgia. After learning to code online, she built an app to support women who are victims of domestic violence across the United States, called Purple Evolution, Inc. (PEVO). Alicia also dedicates her time to empowering women in tech through Women Who Code and she has received several major acknowledgments from Apple at WWDC15 and WWDC16. She is the first black woman to be in an Apple 2016 New Beginnings video and in GitHub's I Am a Developer video.