Hello, I’m Tiffany Trusty...

…and I am passionate about diversity in STEM.


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About me
code-writing MONKEY, entrepreneur, security jockey, MOTHER, WIFE, DAUGHTER...

Basically, I’m a Nerdy Girl!

I’ve always been obsessed with tech! I was one of the first women accepted to Rose-Hulman and the 2nd to graduate from the previously all male, #1 in it’s class engineering school.

After college, I began my 16 year career with Motorola. Through the years I got to experience every angle of software engineering from the king of software quality: effort estimations, writing requirements, design documents, implementing the code, unit testing, system testing, automated testing, and maintenance. I also got to experience several areas of leadership: process lead, security training lead, team lead, and project manager. After 10 years, I was moved up to the senior architects group where I honed my skills in Product Security and served as the Information Assurance specialist for my product line.

While at Motorola, I obtained my Master’s Degree in Engineering Management and maintained a small entrepreneurship spark through my website development company. Through my own company, I was able to keep my coding skills sharp in a time when my primary job required many high level documents and oh so many meetings.

After leaving Motorola, I immediately learned Android and wrote an extremely complex, custom app for REDUX. This app currently resides in hundreds of Verizon stores nationwide. Android is fun, but MAN does it move fast?!

After freelancing for a few years, I got lonely and started to look for a new home in Indianapolis. I had heard Scott Jones speak about his vision for Eleven Fifty Academy and just fell in love with the concept. Eleven Fifty Academy is a nonprofit coding academy that teaches the most relevant and up-to-date coding coursework, through immersive learning, to those interested in becoming a first time coder, making a career change to become a coder, or skilling up in their current coding role. I shook Mr. Jones’ hand and said, “This is beautiful, I’ll be back”. Months later, Eleven Fifty announced a for-profit arm called Eleven Fifty Consulting. I literally walked into the Eleven Fifty mansion and said, “I belong here, who should I talk to about getting hired?”. Luckily, they needed an Android and Test House Lead! My favorite part of this position was mentoring the new Academy graduates, the Apprentices. Watching these new coders grow and learn the whole SDLC and software business world was soooooo rewarding! I also jumped over to the Academy to teach the junior & advanced Android Courses.

After a year with the consulting firm, they decided to move the Apprentices to the non-profit Academy side and I HAD to go with them! As the Director of Apprentices for Eleven Fifty Academy, I developed my own custom curriculum geared towards bridging the student->employee knowledge gap, then helped them land their first real tech jobs. Eleven Fifty also gives me a chance to participate in many STEM outreach activities and affords me the opportunity to interact with brilliant entrepreneurs every day!

Which brings us to today… After the apprenticeship model at Eleven Fifty Academy changed, my role as a full-time director morphed into a lesser role at the Academy. I still have a tile, “Technical Advisor”, I still evangelize the Academy in my public speaking opportunities, and I still get to teach my curriculum in their Accelerated Learning Tracks. But the rest of my days are filled with consulting for my own firm, Trusty Applications, LLC.

Trusty Applications makes entrepreneurs’ dreams come true.

Through my 20 year career in Software, I’ve found that my favorite part is listening to the vision of an excited entrepreneur that “just needs a nerd” to make the dream come true. I am exceptional at digging into that vision and designing & implementing a solution. Trusty Applications creates websites and mobile apps and strives for first class quality, customer satisfaction and product documentation.

I’m ALWAYS supporting the Women in STEM initiative, especially when it comes to the next generation of nerdy girls. I’ve been on the board with Women & Hi Tech since 2011 as their Communications officer (and unofficial Tech Godess). I’m also a member of the National Center for Women in IT Affinity Group Alliance. I greatly enjoy donating my time and energy to their Aspirations in Computing Awards that encourages middle school / high school girls to pursue a career in tech. I’ve also spoken at many events and conferences including the 2016 Indiana Conference for Women, the Developer’s Workshop Conference, the Rose-Hulman “Make It Happen” club, Cooner Prairie’s Passport To Hi-Tech event, and many more. I love sharing my personal journey with young nerdy girls and professionals so that young and old alike can know what it’s like to be a women in tech.

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