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Amber Jones

SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Junior Front-End Developer


Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Nationality
American


Social media
LinkedIn


Written by SofΓ­a Cetrulo,
Edited by SofΓ­a Cetrulo, February, 2024

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Amber

How SheCodes empowered Amber to transition into Tech!

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

Say hi to Amber! Hailing from the vibrant city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ, she is a person of diverse interests and talents. Her hobbies are very different: from reading to more creative outlets like drawing, and knitting 🧢. Prior to embarking on her coding journey, Amber dedicated over a decade of her life to the world of hairstyling, where she spent her days doing haircuts and colors πŸ’‡β€β™€οΈ.

However, Amber's career took an unexpected turn in 2020 when the pandemic led to the temporary closure of her salon. This pause in her professional life prompted her to explore new horizons πŸ™Œ. Amber's interest in coding wasn't new πŸ’». She had been intrigued by the world of coding for years, but life's demands and obstacles, such as juggling two part-time jobs after graduating college, made it challenging to pursue further education.

β€œThe course package was affordable, seemed like a very straightforward way to learn, and made it seem very possible for me to learn practical skills that would hopefully land me a new job in the future.”

Fortunately, while Amber was looking for new opportunities, she discovered SheCodes 😍. She was drawn to the Workshops because they felt straightforward and hands-on, which was a learning method she was looking for. The idea of learning new skills that could lead to future job opportunities in the tech industry was particularly appealing to her πŸ‘©β€πŸ’».

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

Amber's journey with SheCodes was both exhilarating and empowering πŸš€. She quickly found herself immersed in the process of creating, which sparked an even greater eagerness to learn. The immediate hands-on experience made her coding journey feel alive and productive from the start πŸ‘©β€πŸ’».

β€œSheCodes was great, I felt like I was able to start creating something almost immediately and it made me eager to learn more. The community was helpful and made the experience even better.”

The sense of community at SheCodes also played a crucial role in enhancing her experience 🌟. The support and encouragement she received from fellow learners and instructors added a valuable layer to her learning process, making it not just educational but also enjoyable and collaborative 🀝.

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Amber's life took a remarkable turn thanks to SheCodes 🌟. The program laid a solid foundation for her, providing the necessary skills and direction to pivot her career toward technology πŸ‘©β€πŸ’». Through SheCodes, she gained confidence and expertise, especially in React, setting her on a path to a new professional world πŸ’‘.

After completing her courses, Amber's perseverance paid off. She secured a development internship, which evolved into a full-time position πŸ™Œ. She now thrives as a Junior Developer, focusing on front-end tasks.

β€œI am currently working as a Junior Developer where I handle front-end development tasks like code maintenance, documentation updates, and helping create web templates.”

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

Amber shares some valuable advice for future SheCodes students, drawing from her own transformative journey. Her key message is clear and empowering: keep going, keep learning, and make an effort to network, even when it feels challenging πŸš€.

β€œI thought this was all just generic advice but it’s the advice that got me the first opportunity to work in development and ultimately changed my life.”

Amber's journey from a hairstylist to a developer is a testament to her determination and the transformative power of SheCodes. Her story is an inspiring example of how embracing new skills can lead to exciting new career paths πŸ™Œ. We’re proud of you Amber!!

πŸŽ‰ Amber’s SheCodes Basics Testimonial:
β€œI really enjoyed this course. The information is presented in a way that is really easy to understand and it made me excited to learn more. I can't wait to start the next course!”

πŸŽ‰ Amber’s SheCodes Plus Testimonial:
β€œThis was a great next step after finishing the first SheCodes workshop. I enjoyed working on the project and am excited to move onto the next section and learn React to make even more interesting things. The information is easy to follow and left me curious to learn more and do more reading on the topics on my own, I can't wait to learn more!”

πŸŽ‰Β  Amber’s React Add-On testimonial:
β€œThis was the perfect next step after SheCodes Plus, I feel like I expanded my knowledge and was able to get more comfortable with coding in general in addition to experiencing a great introduction to React. Overall the structure of the class is really easy to follow, the videos are just long enough to show the concepts but not so long as to be overwhelming and Matt is great at explaining things in a comprehensive and accessible way. I can't wait to learn even more and I hope to be able to break into a tech career soon using the knowledge I gained from all my SheCodes classes!”

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