Teresa Faria


SheCodes Class
SheCodes Plus Graduate


Job Title
Web Developer/Service Designer at Multiverso


Location
Porto


Nationality
Portuguese


Written by Lexi Dillon,
Edited by Lexi Dillon, July, 2020

👩‍💻 SheCodes Success Story

Teresa

How SheCodes helped Teresa land her first job in tech

Teresa graduated from a SheCodes Workshop in July 2019.

🙍‍♀️ Before SheCodes

Teresa is originally from Porto, Portugal, and is still living there to this day. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering and then a Post-graduate degree in Product and Service Innovation. In her Bioengineering studies, she learned a bit about coding in MATLAB. After her studies, she had a yearning to learn about front-end development and UX/UI design. 

She currently works for a company called Multiverso, a tech company that develops innovative web and mobile solutions for its clients. She wouldn’t have been able to get to this position without her coding knowledge gained in SheCodes.

👩‍💻 Her SheCodes Experience

Teresa’s motivation for joining SheCodes was that she had always liked coding and wanted to learn more about front-end development, specifically web development and UX/UI design. She came across SheCodes and decided to dive right in. 

She enjoyed the lessons and the simplified teaching of complex subjects, the student spirit and teamwork, and the affordability. 

“My favorite part of the workshop…I appreciated how simple yet comprehensive the classes were. It is a great introduction to front-end development.”

“Everyone was very nice and there was a spirit of teamwork within the class.”

“It is an affordable course, and otherwise I wouldn't have had the opportunity to enroll. I appreciated how the student account was set up in the SheCodes website. I occasionally log in when I need to access my diploma or any teaching materials.”

Check out Teresa’s unique project that doubles as an interactive birthday party invitation 😍🎉 https://www.shecodes.io/workshops/workshop-shecodes-porto-uptec_porto/projects/606

🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Thanks to her SheCodes experience, Teresa was able to alter her career trajectory and goals. She gained experience with web development and was able to land her first position in Multiverso right after her studies in university. 

“The knowledge I gained in SheCodes introduced me to Web Development, which I didn’t have any experience in before. SheCodes was a big factor in landing my first job at a tech company after college. I initially joined sales, moved on to web development and am now leading the implementation of service design and UX/UI design projects.”

She is currently a Web Developer and Service Designer at Multiverso. On the web development side of things, she does both front and back-end development. On the service design side, she implements Service and UX/UI design in the company and leads all design projects. Her role combines both design and programming in order to implement user interfaces for web and mobile applications. She helps ensure that her company’s users are having a good user experience across all platforms. She really enjoys her job and is happy that SheCodes helped her get to the point she is at today.

"SheCodes was crucial for getting my job in IT and for my understanding of front-end development. I'm very glad I took the course, it proved to be a wonderful investment in my education."

Teresa also enjoys working on her own coding projects outside of work. Thanks to working in a small tech company, she has the flexibility to do so.

“My job is flexible enough to allow for my own projects outside of work. Being a small tech company, I have a lot of freedom in starting new coding projects.”

👩‍💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Participants

Teresa recommends SheCodes because of the lesson material, teaching methodology, and insights provided. 

“I absolutely recommend SheCodes as an introduction to web development and have personally recommended the course to friends.”

“SheCodes provided a great, easy but comprehensive, introduction into web development and several different programming languages. The lessons were very well-planned, in a way that was inclusive to people from different backgrounds and with varying levels of expertise. It was also interesting to get personal insights from someone in web development. I highly recommend SheCodes for women looking for an intro to coding!”
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