Lexie Jansen

Programmer

And - Licensed drone pilot. Drone Racer. Member of the 2018 Polish National Team for FPV drone racing.

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Don't worry about the haters.

What do you do?

I create websites, web applications, applications and tools.

Why did you choose this field?

Programming was always something of interest to me - I have always loved to create, and in the movies it looked like fun - but I always saw guys doing that. During a lesson at university, I entered a competition where you could have the opportunity to be mentored - and I was lucky enough to win and work for a couple of months with a woman working at Google. This helped me with my public speaking, programming and paying it forward to help others.

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I wish I knew that whatever I wanted to do - everything is possible with hard work and passion. I have been told - girls don’t fit in to these fields and my videos are stupid. I firmly believe that if someone tells you you cannot do it because you are too old or young, female or male, wrong nationality, wrong looks, whatever it may be, tell them ‘I can and I will - watch me’.

Why do you love working in STEM?

It is really rewarding to see things that you created are actually working. Comments and support as well as messages from women / girls / fathers about how my work has inspired a girl to start something is the best feeling.

Best advice for next generation?

I started off poor - sometimes not having enough money to buy food. But hard work and passion have brought me to where I am now. Never give up and do what you love.



You can create, discover, build and do whatever you want to do. All the people that doubt you - make them watch how hard you work.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

I have been in a different country / place every week since February.

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