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Filipa Paes de Faria
SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Junior Web Developer at 4TE


Location
Lisbon


Nationality
Portuguese


Written by Lexi Dillon,
Edited by Lexi Dillon, December, 2021

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Filipa

How Filipa reached her career goals of working in IT just half a year after joining SheCodes!

Filipa graduated from SheCodes Basics in February 2021 and SheCodes Plus in July 2021.

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

Filipa is a motivated SheCoder who came into SheCodes with the goal of changing careers and transitioning into tech, and we couldn’t be prouder to share that she has done just that! πŸ™Œ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»Β 

Filipa is from Lisbon, Portugal and is still currently living there. She has a strong background in Architecture. She studied it during her university years in Lisbon, along with design, painting, and drawing. She enjoys painting, contemporary dance, and reading in her free time. 🎨 πŸ’ƒ πŸ“–Β 

She’s definitely very creative, so it’s no surprise that she was interested in learning how to code, as well! Filipa heard great things about coding from her friends and her interest started to grow. She was hesitant to start learning how to code at first, but says that she is so happy that she learned with SheCodes! We’re so happy that she chose SheCodes to start her coding journey, too! πŸ’œ

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

Filipa tried a few other online coding courses before SheCodes, but she says that the support and curriculum of SheCodes were hard to beat!Β 

β€œI tried some online coding courses on Coursera and also freeCodeCamp. SheCodes gave me more confidence and knowledge as the curriculum is very complete. Also having a support team always available to answer to our doubts makes all the difference.”

Filipa supports the mission of SheCodes and thinks it’s necessary to bring more women into the IT realm while offering an approachable and convenient way to learn. She says that the self-paced, engaging, and beginner-friendly approach of SheCodes was perfect for her! 😍 And she also loved the environment and learning with other women.

β€œI think the concept of SheCodes is wonderful. It not only opens doors for those who may not have the time and money to invest in a course at a school, but it also gives the opportunity for many women who have to manage their lives alone, and sometimes with children, to be able to go on studying according to their own schedules.”

β€œSelf-paced learning fit me perfectly as it gives the opportunity to manage my schedule and train self-discipline. For those like me who come from a totally different area, it's important that the content is presented in an engaging way that allows us to celebrate every little achievement (and SheCodes did that really well!)”

β€œI felt really empowered and safe. Being part of a big group of other women who were searching to learn something new like me gave me a very real sense of hope."

Not only did Filipa enjoy the approach, concept, and environment, she also loved the final projects. She found that they helped keep her motivated and focused along the way! πŸ’ͺ πŸ’»

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

As aforementioned, Filipa joined SheCodes with the main motivation to change her career path and enter the world of tech. Filipa has been successful in accomplishing this goal and we are so proud of her! 🀩 

Filipa is now a Junior Web Developer working at 4TE, a company that develops state-of-the-art IT solutions for the pharmaceutical industry with offices in Portugal and Brazil. She handles maintenance and expansion of the company's websites, along with creation of web apps. Her SheCodes knowledge helped her in getting this role and she’s now much happier!Β 

β€œMy life really turned 180 degrees since I enrolled in SheCodes. I got a job as a web developer. My life shifted so quickly that somedays I wake up and can't believe this is really happening. Less than one year ago I was this person wondering if this kind of online course is just a waste of time.... but I'm deeply happy to have followed my intuition and enrolled in SheCodes.”

β€œI started studying coding in December 2020 and in July 2021 I got my first job as a web developer πŸ˜„ πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» I came from a completely different area (architecture), so it was a big change that involved a lot of studying and dedication. SheCodes was the first step in my leap in this area.”

She now has many more job benefits as compared to when she was working as an architect and she couldn't be happier. πŸ™ŒΒ 

β€œI have more flexible working hours, am working remotely, have higher pay, am enjoying the work more, and I joined an amazing team. I'm really feeling happy at work in this new company :)”

Filipa would like to eventually work up to a Senior Web Developer role, working with a flexible schedule from wherever she’d like. We feel very confident that she’ll be very successful in achieving this goal in the future! 😁

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό Advice to Future SheCodes Students

Filipa says that other coders should set their goals and persevere in order to reach all of their coding goals! πŸ’ͺ πŸ’» And to stay confident, of course!Β 

β€œSet your goals and don't give up. I want to tell other women reading this to stay confident because it is possible and I truly believe that if your decision is to change your career path you're going to make it happen!!”

Filipa’s SheCodes Basics Testimonial:Β 
β€œI highly recommend this 3 weeks workshop for whomever is thinking about starting to learn code. I was one of those people thinking a lot about paying for an online workshop without really knowing it would be a good investment or not and I'm super happy I did it!”

Filipa’s SheCodes Plus Testimonial:Β 
β€œI couldn't be happier to have joined this workshops! I started with SheCodes Basic and I knew this upgrade would surprised me even more and give me the confidence I needed to continue! We really learn a lot of things here, girls πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»! Matt's classes are super well structured and well explained and the team is always ready to answer any questions on Slack! If you're wondering if this will be a good investment, I guarantee it's worth it! πŸ’»β€

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