#ILookLikeAnEngineer: A Twitter Meme That Speaks for Itself
There’s a Twitter meme that started today called #ILookLikeAnEngineer. It doesn’t really need explaining. The tweets and pictures speak for themselves.
We make holograms! Love this hashtag. #ILookLikeAnEngineer #HoloLens @JoanChao pic.twitter.com/QAe3oTEoKg
— Lauren Bissett (@laurenjbissett) August 3, 2015
The campaign, started by four women, is trending on Twitter. Here’s the post by Isis Anchalee, explaining how and why it started.
Just updated my Medium post! #iLookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/szMTCuRVu0 — Isis Anchalee (@isisAnchalee) August 3, 2015
There’s a sense of humanity to the campaign that makes it real and very effective.
#ILookLikeAnEngineer because I am one. (In support of @isisAnchalee and diversity in tech: https://t.co/WkWlMd4fcL) pic.twitter.com/L3CgsVdWwE
— Michelle Glauser (@MichelleGlauser) August 3, 2015
i have undergrad & grad degrees in eecs from mit & have done machine learning research on asimo #iLookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/c5OxS5wB2F — sailor mercury (@sailorhg) August 3, 2015
I majored in electrical engineering and am a software engineer @intel. (http://t.co/tjqEHZXto8) #ILookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/0tkQSKznee
— Tiffany J (@tiffanyfayj) August 4, 2015
@HeyFlywheel Software Engineering intern. @UNOmaha IT student. Previous @Square Code Camper. #ILookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/uNXydeteNW
— Kat Slump (@KatSlump) August 3, 2015
When not baking, @alison_l_hill uses math to cure HIV & I use math to make software more secure. #ILookLikeAnEngineer pic.twitter.com/s6WUKCrhF6
— Jean Yang (@jeanqasaur) August 3, 2015
I’m a mommy, a Chahta ohoyo, and, right now, I white microservices for a living. #ILookLikeAnEngineer. pic.twitter.com/5ZZZ0edyg8
#ILookLikeAnEngineer Wearing the most adorable shoes today while trying to wrap my head around this parser generator pic.twitter.com/Yf18DQ5t4z — yblehS (@speesbag) August 3, 2015
#ILookLikeAnEngineer because no matter how I dress, I still can code. pic.twitter.com/DPlCLXvpg7
— julia ferraioli (@juliaferraioli) August 4, 2015
The meme goes way beyond the “women in tech” efforts that pop up. This is more about people expressing themselves, showing who they are and what makes them individuals.