After completing the SheCodes beginner workshop, Sandra felt more comfortable in understanding different development languages and popular coding technologies.
“Although, I have only completed the beginner workshop, I am comfortable in understanding which programming languages are used in which scenarios and which programs support coding (e.g. Github).”
She recently got a promotion to a Specialist for Modern Work at Microsoft. This position is a bit more technical than her previous role. In this role, she is in charge of driving customer intent and demonstrating solution value with envisioning workshops, demonstrating economic value of their M365 solutions, identifying customer business and technology challenges and bringing them to agreement on the business value of modern work solutions, and searching for new Modern Work opportunities. The latter is done by identifying and engaging with key business and technical contacts, understanding customers’ business and technology priorities, governance, decision and budget processes, and landing the value proposition of the M365 platform.
The knowledge she gained in SheCodes is helping her with her current role as a Microsoft Specialist, specifically with a low code application they’ve recently launched called the Microsoft Power Platform. Her coding knowledge is also helping her improve her conversations with developers and understanding of their work.
“We have a low code application at Microsoft where I can leverage the exact skills I learned in SheCodes, being empowered by low code skills to develop applications together with my teammates for our customers.”
“I do not expect myself to become a coder, but I am having lots of conversations with tech people either at Microsoft or with the IT departments of my customers. Understanding coding and the technology behind things helps me a lot when having these conversations.”