Female network engineers have a new job to look forward to: the possibility of starting a business.
In a new video, the 29-year-old engineer explains how she wants to turn her passion into a reality.
The video, titled Crazy in Your Mind: I Will Build Your Cyber Business is a series of interviews conducted by a female network engineer with her two business partners, a network engineer in her early twenties and a business manager in her mid-20s.
It’s a new direction for female network engineers, and they’re excited about the idea.
“I wanted to start my own business,” she tells The Verge in the video.
“I’ve always wanted to do that.”
The video shows the two business managers in the interview sitting next to each other, with their heads held high, with the female engineer standing beside them.
She introduces herself as “Crazy” and tells them about her background in computer science, and her career trajectory.
Curious, the male manager asks if they have any experience with software engineering, and the female explains that she has a masters in computer engineering and has worked as a network architect, as well as a systems engineer for a Fortune 500 company.
When asked if she had any previous experience in software development, she responds, “I haven’t thought about it in a while.”
“There’s a lot of people in the industry that don’t have the background in that field,” she continues.
“That’s the thing, I’m going to help them understand what they’re missing.
So, they’re going to have a great idea of what it’s like to build a software company.”
After explaining the challenges and opportunities of being a female software engineer, Crazy explains how this project is different than what she has done before.
“We’re creating a new company that’s going to build the infrastructure that’s the backbone of the internet,” she says.
“We’re not building a server farm or a cloud platform.
We’re building the backbone.
We have a strong team that’s working on this, and I’m bringing them along for the ride.”
Crazier adds that she is “a bit of a geek, so this is a little bit of an unconventional project for me.”
She says that her partner is excited about working with her.
“It’s not just a one-off,” she adds.
“It’s the same thing that we’re going into the future of the world.”
When the two women meet up for the interview, she explains how they’re creating this company with her partners and they have a lot in common.
They both have a degree in computer-science and are currently working towards completing their masters in the field.
One of the biggest challenges Crazy says she’s faced is finding the right person to build their business.
“You want to be sure that the person you hire is someone who is going to understand what you’re looking for, and you want someone who can take it from there,” she explains.
“There are so many people in this industry that can’t do it, and there’s a ton of people out there that don�t.”
While it sounds like the two companies might not be very far from each other (the video has her and her partner sitting next each other in a coffee shop), Crazy says that there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
Her partner is currently working on his master’s degree in networking and says that this will help them get through their business journey.
After the interview is over, she and her partners discuss how she feels about starting a new business.
“(The company) has this really nice logo that I can look at,” she states.
“But I’m not sure what that means, or what that’s all about.
So I don’t know what I want to do.
I don’t want to get a degree or something like that, I just want to start this business and create a company.”
“It would be really cool to work for an actual company,” she concludes.
“To be able to actually start a company with real customers and actual people, that would be so cool.
But for now, I can’t really see myself doing that.”