Cyrielle graduated from a SheCodes Workshop in September 2018 and SheCodes Plus in October 2018.
🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
“I decided to step up in this career and have better opportunities. I knew I had to take a coding course in order to step up, and I was also just very interested - everybody was talking about it.”
She started with Codecademy and Udemy online to learn some coding basics. However, the online platform and learning at her own pace led to low motivation and she didn’t finish these courses. Then, she found SheCodes. Attending a course with an actual professor and deadlines gave her the motivation and structure she needed.
👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
“I even borrowed money from my sister to take the class - but it was very worth it!”
Coding with other women was a big perk for Cyrielle. She believes that SheCodes is a very good initiative because in her current company, nearly the entire technical team is made up of men.
“We are living in a technology revolution. If only men know this [coding] knowledge, we are never going to fill the gap, and we’re never going to reach this equality as best as we can.”
SheCodes Plus offered her new career possibilities in only six weeks.
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
Cyrielle now works remotely, with more opportunities and freedom than she had before. She can work from wherever she wants, the hours are very flexible, and there is a great working mentality at Postman. As a cherry on top, her salary is now twice as much as her previous salary.
She helps developers test and fix the issues in their API’s (Application Programming Interfaces) before they’re released. She solves technological puzzles every day - and SheCodes helped her get there.
“I don’t think I would have found this job without SheCodes Plus!”
👩💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Participants
“Don’t only consider the front-end developer career path. During my job search, when I started to add my coding knowledge to my CV - even very basic knowledge of what I had learned - I could tell that it meant a lot to companies that I had this knowledge.”
“Even if you don’t want to get a coding job, knowing coding puts you ahead of other candidates in the job search process.”