How Amanda built a new career in web development after taking coding classes with SheCodes
Amanda started her SheCodes journey in March 2022 and completed the SheCodes Responsive workshop in July 2022
🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
"After I had my daughter in late 2019, I wanted a secure career for my family. I was researching the job market and found web developers was a popular search result. I thought it would be a good fit for me, as I like creating and the logical aspect of developing."
Amanda says that SheCodes appealed to her for this reason. She was also looking for a program that could offer a structured learning style, the flexibility to study part-time while she could focus on childcare, and general affordability compared to a lot of other coding classes and bootcamps out there.
👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
"I had a wonderful experience with SheCodes. I need structural learning and I thought the course outline was very well thought out and engaging. Matt articulates in a way that is easy to understand, and the support team on Slack is always there to help!"
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
Amanda also says that SheCodes gave her the essential confidence needed to pursue her dream of a career in web development. She now works as a Junior Web Developer in Ontario, for one of the largest boat companies in Canada! 🛥️ The ability to code well makes it possible to work in various industries, not only for tech companies!
"My tasks include ensuring company websites are updated regularly, taking Photoshop designs and turning them into website functions, developing new applications and pages, helping to contribute to Salesforce development if the need arises, and I will sometimes help the Marketing team with various tasks as well."
Amanda's role also means that she works with a variety of people with different skillsets. As a web developer, you will have the chance to gain a lot of experience doing this - it's a much more collaborative, team-working career than a lot of people think. You will be sitting in meetings with colleagues and team members, having the opportunity to use your skills to help them and gain an understanding of what their goals are. It's a very sociable job!
We're really proud of Amanda for following her dream and maximizing her skills to become a web developer! 🤩
👩💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Students
“Great workshop! Enjoyed the challenges, the homework, and the final project! :)”