Kathryn Hodge works with Comcast NBCUniversal as a Software Developer. She majored in Computer Science and minored in Film at Vassar College and met NBCUniversal at the Grace Hopper Women in Tech Conference in 2015. During the Summer of 2016, she interned in the NBCUniversal Media Labs Research and Development group, looking at chatbots as an emerging technology, and ultimately built a prototype for one of the NBCU brands. In January 2017, she joined NBCU full time as a MediaTech Associate, a rotational program where employees rotate through three different types of technical roles throughout NBCUniversal. Some of her most recent projects include building prototype experiences for VR/AR and for conversational interfaces (Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc).
Advice for Girls:
Experience as much as you can. One of my mentors once told me “Your brain is like a neural network. It’s constantly trained on the things you experience and in order to innovate, you must experience new things.” Try things you think you will like and things you think you will hate – what you end up growing toward might surprise you.”