In 500 words or fewer, tell us the story of why you decided to become a software or data engineer. Many people from non-traditional backgrounds find it challenging to pursue this path. Since making the decision, what challenges have you faced in achieving this goal? Which of those challenges have you overcome and how? (Please note: while imposter syndrome is real, it’s a very common experience and therefore a very common answer to this prompt. We encourage you to tell us something unique about your experience that will help us get to know and understand you!).