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Anna Koval

SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
QA Engineer


Location
Kyiv, Ukraine


Nationality
Ukrainian


Social media
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Written by Sofia Cetrulo,
Edited by SofΓ­a Cetrulo, April, 2024

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Anna

Anna's Inspiring Leap from Corporate Banking to QA Engineer with SheCodes.

πŸ™πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Before the SheCodes Foundation

Say hello to Anna πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦, a sports fanatic and travel enthusiast living in the lively city of Kyiv, Ukraine. Anna is not only passionate about staying active and healthy through her love for sports but also finds joy in the thrill of traveling. Her adventures across various landscapes and cultures have not only been a source of immense inspiration but have also allowed her to make deep connections and create lasting memories!

Before jumping into the coding scene, Anna worked as a risk analyst in corporate banking. This demanding yet fulfilling role honed her analytical skills and attention to detail and deepened her understanding of the financial world. Anna played a crucial role in her team, ensuring the stability and success of financial operations.

But Anna wanted a change in her life. She wanted to jump into the tech industry, and coding was the perfect way. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» When she learned that Ukrainian women could access coding education for free through the SheCodes Foundation, she took it as a sign to start.

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Foundation Experience

Anna's journey with SheCodes was nothing short of transformative. Starting with zero coding experience, she dove headfirst into the world of technology. Anna completed every single SheCodes workshop offered to Foundation Students, pushing herself to understand the ins and outs of coding. 🌐

But she didn't stop there. Fueled by her newfound knowledge and skills, she took a deep dive into various technologies, all with the goal of landing her dream job in the tech industry. And guess what? She did it thanks to the solid foundation SheCodes provided.

For Anna, SheCodes was more than just an online workshopβ€”it was the key to unlocking a dream she thought was out of reach. She's thankful for the opportunity to learn in such a supportive and engaging environment. πŸ™

A huge shoutout to Matt, our instructor, who made coding seem like a piece of cake. Anna couldn't get enough of his clear, fun, and engaging teaching style πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«. In Anna’s words, "Studying with the SheCodes team is awesome! Highly recommend."

πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ How the SheCodes Foundation has Helped to Change Her Life

For Anna, stepping into SheCodes was like opening a door to a whole new world. Right from the get-go, she knew it was more than just a set of coding lessons; it was the beginning of a significant transformation in her life. With each class and project, Anna tapped into skills she didn’t even know she had. 🌟

β€œFrom the first lesson, I realized that SheCodes was more than just a coding program; it was a catalyst for change.”

SheCodes wasn’t just about learning to code; it was about building a foundation in a supportive community that cheered her on every step of the way. This experience helped Anna see her future in the tech industry, sparking a flame of passion for professional growth in this ever-evolving field.

β€œSheCodes not only provided technical expertise but also fostered a supportive community. Thanks to this platform, I realized that I want to grow as a professional in the tech area.”

After completing the workshops, Anna didn’t hit the pause button on learning. She kept on expanding her knowledge, diving into new technologies, which eventually led her to land her dream job as a QA Engineer. 🎯

In her current role, Anna plays a crucial part in the tech team. She makes sure the software is top-notch, runs tests, spots bugs, and makes sure everything runs smoothly before the software hits the market.

Anna’s story is a shining example of how determination and the right support system can turn dreams into reality. πŸš€

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’Ό Advice to Future SheCodes Foundation Students

Anna's journey from a beginner in coding to securing her dream job as a QA Engineer is a tale of determination, learning, and growth. Now, she's ready to pass on some wisdom to future SheCodes students.

Her piece of advice? "Never stop learning, and your dreams will come true!" 🌈

Anna believes that the key to success in tech (or any field, really) lies in continuous learning. The tech world is always evolving, and keeping up with the latest trends, languages, and technologies is what will set you apart. So, if you're starting your coding journey with SheCodes, remember that this is just the beginning.

We’re very proud of your achievements Anna!

πŸŽ‰ Anna’s SheCodes Basics Testimonial:
β€œI am sincerely grateful for the opportunity to study at the course! I always wanted to learn how to code and SheCodes course helped to make my dream comes true. In this course, I have learnt so much with the SheCodes team's help. I haven't had any experience in coding before, and it was very interesting to start. Thanks to Matt, that explains everything in a very understandable way, I feel totally ready to go next course and start learning coding more detailing. Highly recommends for beginners! Thank you!”

πŸŽ‰ Anna’s SheCodes Plus Testimonial:
β€œSheCodes Plus was interesting, challenging, hard working but it was so great to see the project after all. Matt is a very good teacher, he explains everything in a super cool manner and studying with SheCodes team is great! Highly recommend. Can't wait to start Responsive now!”

πŸŽ‰ Anna’s SheCodes Responsive Testimonial:
β€œSheCodes Responsive was interesting and very inspiring. This is my third course of 4 on SheCodes platform and I totally love it! Matt is a very good teacher, he explains everything and studying with SheCodes team is really great opportunity to start coding! Highly recommend. Can't wait to start React workshop now!”

πŸŽ‰ Anna’s SheCodes React Add-On Testimonial:
β€œLearning React and practicing all these technics with SheCodes and Matt was an incredible journey. I couldn't even imagine 3 months ago that I would be able to create projects like this. Matt is an amazing teacher, he can arouse interest in programming from the very first lesson and give a chance to start a new life with new career opportunities in tech. Thank you for this experience, I will miss our workshops and I absolutely sure this is just the beginning!”

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