100 Days to Speak Tech

The Result

As a direct result of my what I learned during the 100 days, I was able to receive offers to join Capital One as a Product Manager and Techstars Anywhere as an Associate in Fall 2021. 

A Recap: 100 Days Later

Over the course of 100 days, I learned everything I could about technology, computer science, and coding. I coded this website, a mobile app, took 4 online classes, completed two internships (BioTech + EduTech), and immersed myself in the Tech world. 

To view what I accomplished each day, check out my Twitter (@ThatGirlAustin).



Portfolio website (this one!)

Crwl Mobile App

Syllaby – A E-Learning Email Course Platform


  • OneMonth Product Management
  • OneMonth Programming for Non-Programers
  • SuperHi User Experience (UX) Design
  • Y Combinator Startup School


  • Cracking the PM Interview
  • Learn To Code Now (SuperHi)
  • Swipe to Unlock
  • The Good Jobs Strategy
  • Inspired: How to Create Tech Products Customers Love
  • The Lean Startup
  • The Design of Everyday Things
  • Never Eat Alone
  • The Lean Product Playbook


  • How I Built This
  • Design Better Podcast
  • Masters of Scale
  • Product Marketing Life
  • Product Marketing Insider

Why did I embark on this journey?

On March 29, 2020, my MBA internship at Delta Air Lines was canceled due to the impact of COVID-19.

I was devastated. For me, working at the intersection of Travel/Hospitality and Technology was always my plan. Ever since I started my career as a Tour Guide at Disneyland, I have been passionate about improving the guest experience through technology. When I got the offer at Delta, I thought I was taking the first step to accomplishing my goal.

Then, COVID-19 happened.

Suddenly, the global tourism industry ground to a halt. With it, my ambitions of a post-MBA job in the Travel Industry were put on an indefinite pause.

With Travel not recruiting in the foreseeable future, I started to think about what industry could I see myself in. Where do I fit in this COVID-19 world?

It was important to me that I work in an industry that, like Travel:

  1. Makes a difference in the lives of millions of people (fits my non-profit background)
  2. Is customer-centric (considers the end-user, not just the shareholders)
  3. Is constantly evolving (as a lifelong learner I thrive in areas that require constant learning)

In all of the industries I considered, Technology emerged as the clear winner. Hello Tech! 👋

There was only one problem. I don’t have a technical background or a Computer Science degree. That is to say; I don’t speak the “language.”

But… what if I could? 

I didn’t have any airline experience either, but in just 3 months, I was able to score an offer at the world’s largest airline. When I was interviewing for Delta, Air Lines I learned everything I could about the incredibly complex Airline industry. I read scores of case studies, industry analysis, and spoke to dozens of people about their jobs. Most importantly, I learned how to speak a common language.

Could I do the same for the Tech Industry? Hence, #100DaysToSpeakTech was born. 

I took 100 days and studied abroad in the Tech world — admittedly from my couch as we were still under ‘Stay at Home’ in North Carolina.

See what I accomplished every day on Twitter (@ThatGirlAustin)