After finding SheCodes online, she decided to join the 4 month advanced workshop. The fact that the workshops were only for women was a big draw for her.
“I thought it was incredibly great that there was a course, especially for women. With a community of only women who want to learn to code. Because IT is still a male domain.”
Katrin said that her favorite parts of the workshop were the community, network, resources, and assignments.
“I like the community, Slack chat, and homework. Because there are countless courses on the Internet that you can take for coding. But there are only a few where you have to hand in homework that is also checked. And the community in Slack is absolutely amazing. So many girls who support each other so much. I also see the feature of LinkedIn to network further as an absolute advantage.”
Besides SheCodes, she has taken some other online courses on Udemy. In her view, SheCodes has many qualities that set it apart from other online courses, though, such as the speedy support, the sense of community, the assignment review process, and the creative freedom of the final projects. 🙌
“I have taken some courses on Udemy and am currently still taking some. Because there is always something to learn. The difference with SheCodes lies mainly in the community, the speed with which questions and concerns are answered by support. And in the homework, I find something like that extremely important. Because only in this way you can really check whether you have understood it. Also the final projects. Of course, there are also projects in the other courses but these are very fixed in the specifications, in SheCodes you definitely have more artistic freedom.”
Check out her SheCodes projects 👇
Katrin has been a wonderful SheCodes student! Her overall view of SheCodes so far is that she loves the website, deadline reminders, and community.
“I love the way SheCodes treats the students. It's like being a part of something big. The website is great and totally modern. Also the friendly reminders about homework etc. are great. I love the community. It is great, it is supportive, it is incredible.”