The Come Up Series: Golang Mini Academy – Alejandra Pimentel

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What interested you in learning Golang with WITPGH?

The growth in popularity for this programming language was the main thing that brought upon the curiosity of learning Golang. Golang seems like a good coding skill to add to my coding knowledge. Became interested in the projects that can be created using Golang.

What is your favorite aspect of programming?

Being faced with a specific task/ challenge and being able to solve it using programming. Seeing the final results of a project.

What is one success that you are the most proud of in your tech career?

Being persistent in completing goals and meeting deadlines.

What is one challenge or barrier that you have had to overcome in your tech career?

Career advancement

What intentions have you set for yourself personally and professionally this year?

Professionally I have set the intentions to new the skills that will provide career advancement in order to find a better work/life balance. Personally I have set the intention to do more for myself, just as I do for others.

What motivates you? Where do you find inspiration?

Meeting goals and looking back at the skills that were learned during from the issues that arose during the journey.

What’s something you enjoy that is not related to work?

I enjoy being outdoors, hiking is where I find peace and tranquility. With hiking comes road trips which I also really enjoy.

What advice would you give to someone looking to start a career in tech today?

There are many avenues in tech, find one that you enjoy.

What is the best way to reach you?


The Come Up Series was designed to target new, sought after skills for women within the tech industry. With many women in tech programs focusing on introductory skills, the Come Up series offers an in-depth look into hot topics within the tech world, such as programming languages, information security methodologies, or project management skills. It’s focused on helping entry-to-mid level women explore topics of interest and to allow companies to upskill within their own ranks.