Blake Davies - SheCodes Success Story | SheCodes

Blake Davies
SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Frontend Developer at Amplience


Location
London


Nationality
American


Written by Lexi Dillon,
Edited by Lexi Dillon, May, 2022

👩‍💻 SheCodes Success Story

Blake

How SheCodes helped Blake snag a role as a Front-end Developer
 
Blake started her SheCodes journey in February 2021 and finished it in June 2021.

🙍‍♀️ Before SheCodes

Blake is a student who gained a solid coding foundation with SheCodes and has landed a role as a Frontend Developer! ⭐️ She’s originally from Seattle but is currently living and working in London. She loves traveling, watching films, having game nights, and going to pub trivia in her free time! She’s a woman of many interests! 😄 She received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Art Business. After her studies, she gained work experience in digital marketing and operations management.

She first came into contact with coding while she was working in digital marketing. She started to realize that a little coding knowledge could go a long way and developed a passion for coding. 🖥

“I worked in digital marketing and a lot of the work I was doing involved webpages and utilizing basic html and css. It was through this that I really started to discover my passion for coding and decided to learn Javascript.”

👩‍💻 Her SheCodes Experience

Blake found SheCodes on social media and decided to start her coding journey! She was enticed by SheCodes' curriculum and mission. She started with a free class and then signed up for a workshop almost immediately following. 🙌

"I wanted to learn JavaScript and was energized by SheCodes’ mission to reduce the gender gap in the tech industry by increasing opportunities for women.”

“I decided to Attend a free intro session with SheCodes - it was exactly what I was looking for and I registered for the courses that very day :)”

Blake’s favorite parts of the workshop were the projects because she felt she could really express her creativity and put all of her new coding skills into action. 💪 💻 She also enjoyed the friendly coding community filled with women from around the world. 

”In every course, the projects were my favorite part! I really enjoyed how it encouraged you to get creative with the design and showcase the skills you were learning!”

“The SheCodes community is really special! I loved being able to connect with women around the world who had the same career goals as I did. It was a great way to build my tech network and support other female devs!”

Blake also really enjoyed the beginner-friendly approach of SheCodes, along with the flexible schedule and value. 😁 She found the fact that her projects could be showcased in her job interviews to be extremely helpful, as well.

“SheCodes facilitates learning in a super approachable way where SheCoders can develop their knowledge of modern technologies on their own time! I think for the amount of exposure you get to frontend development, SheCodes is very affordable, especially because each project is invested in building a portfolio of work to showcase when applying for jobs. This was really important!”  

Check out Blake’s final projects!! 
Blake’s SheCodes Plus Final Project 👉 http://shecodes.io/workshops/shecodes-plus-53-0/projects/311221
Blake’s SheCodes Responsive Final Project 👉 http://shecodes.io/workshops/shecodes-responsive-7-0/projects/335408
Blake’s SheCodes React Final Project 👉 http://shecodes.io/workshops/shecodes-react-29-0/projects/371162

🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Thanks to SheCodes, Blake built up her skill set, gained some coding confidence, and grew her network. 🤩 We’re so glad that Blake joined SheCodes in order to build up a strong tech foundation and transition to a career in development!!

“The knowledge I gained in SheCodes allowed me to talk to other developers and help me enhance my problem-solving process! It also helped me build confidence when speaking with hiring managers about the work I’ve created which was vital for my career trajectory.”

“SheCodes was a wonderful foundation to build my career in tech! It gave me the knowledge and skills of Frontend Development which helped me move into my current role and it also was a great way for me to build my network of women in tech which is priceless!”

Blake is now working as a Frontend Developer at Amplience, a Software Development company based in London. 😍 She’s putting her React knowledge gained in SheCodes to good use and we couldn’t be more thrilled for her!

“I've recently accepted a new role as a Frontend Developer where I’m utilising React and would love to thank the SheCodes team for igniting my interest and supporting women breaking into the tech industry.”

Her daily tasks include team meetings, collaborating with other departments, fixing bugs for the live website, building React components for new webpages, and improving the overall website performance. 👩‍💻 She says that her new job allows her a lot more flexibility than her previous job and she also loves that she’ll never stop learning in this job! 🙌

“Becoming a Frontend Dev has allowed me a lot of flexibility - I can work from anywhere which is a major plus for me! I also love the lifelong learning aspect that comes with this career.”

Blake would like to continue learning more technologies and languages to work towards becoming a Full-stack Developer in the future! We can’t wait to see her coding journey continue to progress! 

👩‍💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Students

Blake thinks that coding knowledge is useful to gain whether you’d like to switch careers or learn a new skill - and that SheCodes is a great way to start your coding journey. 😄 We can’t wait to welcome more students like Blake to learn with us!

“SheCodes is a great way to jump into the world of coding. Whether it’s for a career switch or just a new hobby in the new year -  it’s worth it!”

Blake’s SheCodes Basics Testimonial
“SheCodes is a great program for anyone who is coding curious!👩‍💻 The lessons are beginner-friendly and the course can be juggled with your other life commitments!”

Blake’s SheCodes Plus Testimonial
“I had such a wonderful experience with SheCodes Plus! Matt structures the course in a way that allows you to learn and build your skills, step by step as they were taught. Throughout the course, I gained significant insight into the ways GitHub, Bootstrap and Hosting can open up the possibilities of Javascript!”

Blake’s SheCodes Responsive Testimonial
“The SheCodes Responsive course is a MUST! It was so helpful to learn the little tricks that can be added to your code to make websites look and operate smoothly across various devices! The project you work on throughout the course offers you a chance to really have fun with your code and design a website that benefits your journey as a developer!”

Blake’s SheCodes React Testimonial
“I had a blast learning React with the SheCodes team! I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to expand their Javascript journey by learning this exciting toolkit! Like the previous courses, I've taken with SheCodes, Matt breaks everything down step-by-step and helps you understand not only what you're coding but why you're coding it! He also gives you great resources to expand your learning alongside his tutorials! Plus you get hands-on experience by creating two exciting projects to add to your portfolio!”

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