Former musical theatre actress and Hackbright Academy graduate, Chloe is now a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Pre-Hackbright, she spent her nights and weekends performing in the Bay Area as a singer/actress and worked in tech by day in various non-engineering roles. Perhaps the only engineer you'll meet who has been in "Hairspray", "Xanadu", and "Jerry Springer: the Opera"- she is passionate about bringing people with non-traditional backgrounds into the world of tech. If you're trying to place her face, yes- she's the young woman giving the awkward thumbs up in the "What It's Like to be a Woman at a Tech Conference" article (which she also wrote). She was recently featured in the Grace Hopper Conference 2018 gallery featuring 15 influential women in STEM by AnitaB.org, and in early 2018 was named one of the "200+ Thought Leaders in Crypto and Blockchain" and still knows absolutely nothing about Crypto and Blockchain. Seriously- not a thing. She considers it her greatest accomplishment.
June 7th, 2019 | 38 mins 59 secs
What is developer advocacy? Why is it so popular now? We sat down with Microsoft's Chloe Condon on this episode of The New Stack Makers to answer these, as well as how to add a touch of drama into your corporate tech job.