Toni Darden did not follow a typical path into software engineering. She was an English major with an entrepreneurial spirit that would lead her to start a tech company after graduation. Toni found out the hard way that is nearly impossible to run a successful tech company without understanding the technology. When things did not work out, she was left only with the remains of an unreadable Python application.
Being able to decipher and understand that Python code led Toni down the path of software engineering. Although she has since retired that legacy application, she would learn the ins-and-outs of the industry through meetups, clubs, mentors and bootcamps!
Toni is now a Junior Engineer at Comcast in Philadelphia. She works on frontend applications that help visualize and interface with the company’s AI/ML systems. Every day she looks for new things to teach and learn while growing within the industry she has come to love!