Meet Our Volunteers – Raychel Wooten

October 25, 2016 | no comments

TechBirmingham thrives through its immensely talented and diverse group of member companies and their employees. We are also fortunate to be part of a community that values giving back and helping others to succeed. Meet Our Volunteers is an ongoing Q&A series highlighting the individuals who are crucial to the success of our programs.

Meet Raychel Wooten, a consultant at CTS. Raychel is a Birmingham native and received a B.S. in Management Information Systems and a M.S. in Enterprise Integration from the University of Alabama.  Read on to learn more about Raychel.

Hi Raychel! Let’s get started — Tell us a little about CTS and what you do?

CTS is a regional software consulting firm that specializes in solving complex IT problems with creative and customized solutions. At CTS, I work as a business analyst, software developer, and technical lead to build and design custom software solutions for clients across multiple industries.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy spending time with family and working with organizations that introduce programming to students before college.

Why did you decide to volunteer with TechBirmingham?

I have a passion for teaching children about programming, especially young females. TechBirmingham had multiple opportunities for me to get involved and pursue that passion. TechBirmingham also offers opportunities to network with other IT professionals in the Birmingham area.

What is your perspective of today’s tech scene in Birmingham? What opportunities do you see for these future generations?

I think the tech scene is really starting to grow in Birmingham. This is a great city with a lot of opportunities for future generations to grow and advance.

What is one piece of advice that you would give to kids that want to pursue a career in technology?

Stay versatile. Technology is constantly changing, so spend time learning the best practices for designing good software before becoming an expert in one specific coding language or technology.

Thank you for sharing with us, Raychel!

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