Ashley Goldstein - SheCodes Success Story | SheCodes
All success stories

Ashley Goldstein

SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Senior Developer and Developer Advocate at NVIDIA


Location
Florida, USA


Nationality
American


Social media
LinkedIn


Written by Sofรญa Cetrulo,
Edited by Sofรญa Cetrulo, February, 2024

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป SheCodes Success Story

Ashley

Ashley's SheCodes journey: from teaching art to becoming a senior tech professional at NVIDIA

๐Ÿ™โ€โ™€๏ธ Before SheCodes

Hailing from sunny Florida, USA ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ, Ashley is a creative individual passionate about the unusual and the artistic. In her free time, Ashley immerses herself in the world of video games, a hobby that aligns perfectly with her imaginative nature ๐ŸŽฎ. But Ashley's interests are not just digital. She is a proud caretaker of a mini zoo at home, which includes 4 dogs, 2 cats, and several reptiles, reflecting her love for animals and nature.

Before embarking on her coding journey, Ashley was an Art Teacher in middle school, with 7 classes to teach. Her classes covered everything from regular art to digital art. She really got into mixing computer science and art when all her students got PCsย  ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป.

โ€œI was a Middle School Art Teacher at a Public School. I taught 7 classes with 50-60 students per class. I ranged my teaching from fine art to digital art, even diving into the intersection of computer science and art in 2020 when all of my students finally had a PC.โ€

Her decision to join SheCodes came when she was getting ready for a special program at NYU in XR Development and 3D graphics. She knew a bit about coding from her Myspace days, but she needed to know more about her program. She looked up "coding bootcamps" online and found SheCodes. The fact that it was just for women and had lots of different courses in the coding languages she wanted to learn was the final push she needed to start her coding journey with SheCodes โœจ.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Her SheCodes Experience

Ashley's journey with SheCodes was filled with support and insights ๐Ÿ™Œ. Her favorite part of the experience was using the Slack channel to ask for help and to help others. This sense of community made a huge difference. She never felt alone or stuck, which was a big reason she chose SheCodes over other online courses. Having help made it easier for her to move forward with her coursework.

โ€œMy favorite thing about my experience with SheCodes was being able to use the Slack Channel to ask for help and/or help my peers. I never felt alone or stuck throughout the program, which is a big reason why I didn't want to take a course on other online companies.โ€

A standout moment for Ashley came when she was learning about APIs. At first, they were a puzzle to her. She couldn't figure out what they were for or why they were important. This changed dramatically during the SheCodes Max workshop when it suddenly clicked for her. This realization was a game-changer, making the development of her app much easier and more understandable. ๐ŸŒŸ

๐Ÿ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Thanks to her time with SheCodes, Ashley has taken a giant leap in her career. She's now a Senior Developer and Developer Advocate at NVIDIA Omniverse ๐Ÿš€. In this dynamic position, Ashley is responsible for creating samples and conducting workshops to teach external developers about the software. ๐ŸŒ

โ€œI use React and APIs every single day at my job. I am so grateful that I learned this with SheCodes and I am even more grateful I can log in to my SheCodes account - even 2 years later - and rewatch any videos to help remind me of something I may have forgottenโ€

The skills Ashley learned at SheCodes, particularly in React and APIs, are essential in her day-to-day work at NVIDIA. The lasting access to SheCodes resources has been a significant benefit, allowing her to revisit lessons whenever she needs a refresher. ๐Ÿ“š Additionally, it was thanks to the portfolio she created during the SheCodes Pro Workshop, that she was accepted into NYU. Later, this same portfolio, caught the eye of her current manager at NVIDIA, leading to her being invited to apply for her current role. ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ

Beyond her professional achievements, Ashley's SheCodes experience has had a ripple effect on her personal life. She has passed on her coding knowledge to her son, helping him with his programming classes. Her enthusiasm for coding has led her to discuss starting a Girls Who Codes chapter at her local library's teen program, aiming to inspire the next generation. ๐ŸŒŸ

โ€œBeing a part of SheCodes has made me feel like I am special. Whenever a friend asks me how I got to where I am, I am excited to share with them that I enrolled with SheCodes.โ€

Ashley's story is not just about personal success; it's about how learning to code can open doors, inspire others, and create new opportunities.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Advice to Future SheCodes Student

Reflecting on her own experience, Ashley emphasizes the importance of organizing notes effectively. She wishes she had arranged her notes better for later reference as she often found herself losing a lot of time when trying to find a concept or variable sheโ€™d forgotten.

โ€œWhen writing notes, I wish I organized them better to reference later. I often found myself going back into my notes to find a reference to a definition or variable, I could have saved myself so much time if I took those notes on the computer or used sticky notes!โ€

The key is to keep these notes well-organized so they can be a quick and reliable resource throughout the learning process and even after the workshops are finished.

โ€œIโ€™m a student at NYU pursuing a program to learn VR development and I needed a crash course in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. SheCodes Basics workshop worked out perfectly and honestly, was way easier than trying to find tutorials on YouTube - I spent 2 weeks learning more with SheCodes than I could have by myself. I am grateful to this amazing workshop.โ€

โ€œI built an entire app! 7 weeks ago I couldn't say that and didn't have the slightest idea how. There is no way I could have achieved this through learning on my own and even if I had, it would be following some template instead of creating my own stylized version. I can't believe I have a working app! I can't wait to move onto the Responsive and React workshops to make this even better.โ€

โ€œI started with the basics and front-end development workshop, thinking that was all I needed but I am so glad I took the responsive workshop so my website looks great on every device! I am in school to be an XR developer so being able to make my own website and showcase my portfolio to future employers is very important for me.โ€

โ€œI'm a working single mom, enrolled in online school full time, with a background in art. I was able to complete all of the SheCodes workshops in 5 months, and I am so happy that I committed my time to the workshops! I am so proud of the work I completed, the apps I built, and all of the connections I made along the way. I cannot wait to take my new skills into the workforce and into my art!โ€

Want to share your SheCodes story? Please email [email protected] to let us know that youโ€™re interested

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ

Check out more student stories

Victoria

Front-end Developer

Read story

Gamze

Junior Front-End Developer

Read story

Pamela

Junior Platform Engineer

Read story

Amber

Junior Front-End Developer

Read story

Maria

Junior Software Engineer

Read story

Nathalie

Operations Associate

Read story

Wanyoung

UX/UI Designer

Read story

Phillippa

IT developer

Read story

Leila

Front-End Developer

Read story

Karyn

Product Manager

Read story

Maria

Junior Front-End Developer

Read story

Irina

Software Engineer

Read story

Charlotte

Senior Production Designer

Read story

Romana

Land Specialist

Read story

Aline

Test Automation Engineer

Read story

Sharon

Satellite Image Analyst

Read story

Lisa-Marie

Web Developer

Read story

Violeta

QA Engineer

Read story

Marie

Software Developer

Read story

Lilla

Front End Engineer

Read story

Julie

Senior IT Consultant and UI Developer

Read story

Hannah

Web Developer

Read story

Niloofar

Junior Front-end Developer

Read story

Hitay

Frontend Developer

Read story

Amanda

Associate Software Developer

Read story

Blake

Frontend Developer

Read story

Vivian

Software Engineer

Read story

Natalie

Quality Analyst Engineer

Read story

Federica

Junior Front-End Developer

Read story

Carla

Frontend Developer

Read story

Anna

QA Tester Intern

Read story

Maura

Software Developer

Read story

Melina

Software Engineer Intern

Read story

Kinga

Junior Web Developer

Read story

Filipa

Junior Web Developer

Read story

Elizaveta

API Specialist

Read story

Serena

Software Developer

Read story

Karol

Frontend Developer Trainee

Read story

Inga

Front-End Development Intern

Read story

Ada

Junior Web Developer

Read story

Lea

Front-End Developer

Read story

Elvira

Junior Front-end Developer

Read story

Quinn

Junior React Developer

Read story

Jรฉssica

Front-end Developer

Read story

Addina

Graphic Designer

Read story

McKenna

Web Strategist and Designer

Read story

Natalia

Junior Web Developer

Read story

Katrin

Front End Web Developer

Read story

Abbey

Front End Developer

Read story

Iris

Developer Trainee

Read story

Daniela

Freelance Developer

Read story

Sandra

Specialist

Read story

Caterine

Account Technology Strategist

Read story

Natasha

Front-End Web Developer

Read story

Sarah

UX/UI Designer

Read story

Katie

Junior Front-end Developer

Read story

Amanda

Junior Web Developer

Read story

Matilde

UX Designer

Read story

Maiara

Associate Front-end developer

Read story

Carla

Engineer

Read story

Trina

Cloud Software Engineer

Read story

Laura

Junior Front-end Developer

Read story

Joana

QA Tester

Read story

Rajinder

Product UX/UI Designer

Read story

Yasrah

Frontend Developer Intern

Read story

Michele

Stay-at-home Mom

Read story

Tiyana

Future Technologist

Read story

Emma

Budding Front End Developer

Read story

Elisha

Senior Learning & Development Officer

Read story

Vanda

Analyst

Read story

Nora

UX Designer

Read story

Taisiya

Recruiter

Read story

Natasha

Founder

Read story

Teresa

Web Developer/Service Designer

Read story

Lauren

Product Manager

Read story

Samantha

Communications Officer

Read story

Clara

Programmer

Read story

Mariana

Communications Manager

Read story

Ana Rita

Tax Consultant

Read story

Sofia

Project Manager

Read story

Goksen

Web Developer

Read story

Natsuki

Web Developer

Read story

Margarida

Application Development Associate

Read story

Sara

Junior Full Stack Developer

Read story

Jana

Front End Developer

Read story

Sofia

Web Developer

Read story

Cyrielle

Tech Support Engineer

Read story

Basia

Front-End Developer

Read story
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Learn how to code with
SheCodes

We offer a variety of workshop packages.

Employees from these organizations highly recommend SheCodes
See what they say โ†’