At first, it was very stressful and depressing. I remember Yvette Nicole Brown telling me she was packing up her trailer at one point during Season One because she was convinced we were going to be cancelled.
While many industry executives continue to point at the education pipeline and lack of girls and young women studying computer science as the problem, research shows a leak in the pipeline of women already in the field.
There is a movement gaining momentum to improve technology as a place for women to work, and to change the statistics for women in technology. And for all these organizations, it's time to bring men into the movement for women's equality.
There are hundreds of historic and current examples of women and minorities doing groundbreaking work in technology but so many of these stories are not well known and in some cases the stories have been all but lost.
Even though I wasn't part of the 13% of women who study computer science as undergrads, I found my way into engineering because I wanted to build things that have massive impact. It's never too late to start a career when you're pursuing a passion. It's never too late to become a software engineer.
The HuffPost Tech team will be at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women In Technology in Baltimore on October 3rd to the 6th. The conference is the foremost one for women in technology and it's put on by the Anita Borg Foundation.