May 04, 2015Download
LaToya is a junior software engineer at Avant where she helps to detect and deter fraud. She is also a co-organizer of Chicago Ruby Hack Night, Windy City Rails organizer, and Girl Develop It volunteer. If you meet her, you should offer her tacos.
For our first Newbie Story, we talk to LaToya Allen, junior software engineer at Avant, a fast-growing Chicago startup. She tells us how she went from bartending to becoming an apprentice, and got her first full-time engineering job in just three weeks.