Carla Gottschald Chiodi - SheCodes Success Story | SheCodes

Carla Gottschald Chiodi
SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Engineer


Location
Scotland


Nationality
Brazilian


Written by Tom Boughen,
Edited by Tom Boughen, November, 2022

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Carla

How Carla followed her passion for tech and became an Engineer after studying with SheCodes


Carla started her SheCodes journey in September 2020 and most recently completed the SheCodes React workshop in April 2021Β 

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

Students come to learn with SheCodes for many different reasons. It might be based on a personal, not professional interest. It might be that you want to change your career direction entirely. For Carla, it was a mix of both!

Carla is from Brazil and lives in Scotland. She loves reading πŸ“–, hiking πŸ”οΈ and spending time with her partner and two cats (we share the love for cats!) 😸

She has a background in biological sciences, specializing in protein structure, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Edinburgh University! Carla had always loved tech and was interested in learning how to code. However she felt demotivated, working long hours with little financial gain.

"I was burned out, with imposter syndrome and it was affecting my mental health. With the pandemic I got a bit more time to think about my future and learn how to code...web development seemed fun and a good start, so I was very interested when I heard about SheCodes."

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

Carla was already learning Python and had a strong interest in code, but by learning with SheCodes, she found a way to apply this interest. We often say the global community is also what makes SheCodes special - no matter when or where you are, you will be able to either speak to someone from the team or a fellow SheCoder for help. 🌎
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"SheCodes was a great course. It gave me the basics of web development and the skills to continue my learning and building projects by myself. The classes were engaging, challenging and fun. I like the fast-paced videos and I had support via Slack."

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Carla found that the technical knowledge she learned from SheCodes was valuable for her new career every day, especially using Git, applying Javascript and working with React. βš›οΈ This also worked hand-in-hand with building self-belief - something we believe is essential to anyone wanting to pursue a career in tech!

"SheCodes consolidated my decision to change careers. I felt motivated to learn and to work in this area, it gave me the confidence to start my journey as a career-changer."
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Carla says that SheCodes also helped with taking an independent, problem-solving approach towards coding. All of this combined helped her to get a new job in tech!
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"I am an Engineer at 2i Testing. I started as a Junior Engineer and was promoted after a year. We are a software testing consultancy company, so my job is to create automated tests for clients. We also have opportunities to work with the development of internal tools!"

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

"Keep studying, the career change journey may not be easy. It took me 6 months after SheCodes course to get a job. I had highs and lows in this journey, and hearing other career change stories motivated me and gave me the energy to keep studying and applying for jobs."

It's important to remember that SheCodes can put you on a strong footing to look for a job in tech, but might not happen immediately. Carla found that persistence was key for her to find success! 🌟

"Don’t let the lows make you give up. It is rewarding at the end."

Carla's SheCodes Basics Testimonial
β€œI have always been passionate about tech, even pursuing a biomedical science degree. During the pandemic, I realised that I am ready to change career and decided to give it a go at coding. SheCodes was the perfect platform to learn! Matt's classes are fun, easy to understand and have great content. SheCodes gave me an opportunity to learn and start this new journey, and I loved it. Looking forward to continuing to improve my skills!”
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Carla's SheCodes Plus Testimonial
β€œI fell in love with coding in the introductory course, now in the Plus, I was able to develop much more skills and create a weather app in the end! It was awesome to build something from scratch! Because we build little by little every week it is much more stimulating than most online courses that just give you classes and at the end you need to do a big project from zero. SheCodes' approach is much better and more exciting for learning! Looking forward to React!”
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Carla's SheCodes React Testimonial
β€œLearning React was incredible and it would be much more difficult without SheCodes. The classes were easy to follow and covered a lot of topics. It was the most challenging one so far. I am very happy!”

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