🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
Living in the west part of Turkey, she likes to practice Yoga and study Japanese when she's not busy coding. 🧘♀️
Like so many of us, Hitay was searching for ways to beat the boredom of COVID lockdowns. Since her previous job was uninspiring, she thought learning a new skill might be the best use of her time. Coding was something she was interested in giving a try, so she started to research women in tech. 👩💻
"I worked as an Audit Assistant. My previous team wanted me to just copy and paste things, change the file names and apply some Excel formulas. I had a work routine without any room for creativity and logic."
Then Hitay found SheCodes and changed her life! 🤩
👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
She was able to build up a strong coding foundation while gaining some more advanced skills by finishing SheCodes Plus, React, and Responsive. 💪 💻
"I joined Matt's Express Coding session and I was impressed! I thought it would be a good hobby. But actually I would change my career without knowing it. Courses are really designed for beginner-friendly, this is GREAT because I was an absolute beginner!"
"I tried a few other courses but I always gave up because the structure was messy, no support when I had questions and there was no room for practicing as beginner. SheCodes provides structured curriculum with nice designs and amazing support on the Slack channel!"
Hitay felt welcome in our community of awesome students around the world learning how to code. Seeing women like her gaining new tech skills was so motivating. ✨
"I was impressed to see that everyday hundreds of clever and amazing women across the world joined the SheCodes Slack channel! The tech industry has so many men but seeing and practicing with other women was so inspiring!"
We are happy to foster an active community of inspiring women around the world who can grow their skills together. 😊
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
"I work for Twiser, a fast growing startup in HR Tech. In my typical day, I do tasks like : bug-fixes, developing new features, code reviewing and pair programming."
"I am soooooo happy that I joined my journey at SheCodes. I finished all courses on SheCodes and loved coding a lot! I continued developing projects and got a Full-time developer job with double the salary of my previous job!"
After graduating from SheCodes, Hitay kept building her portfolio with new projects. Working on projects helped her learn more and more about coding and when she was finally ready to start applying, she found a job fast! A well-rounded portfolio really takes you far and shows prospective employers that you have the skills to get the job done! 😄
"First of all, changing careers is not easy. SheCodes helped me to feel that "I can do that!" Joining and finishing the courses gave me real confidence. After I finished SheCodes, I just kept learning and building projects on my own. After that I applied for jobs via Linkedin and got my current job in 10 days."
With better pay, work conditions, and a company that constantly challenges her to learn something new, Hitay is feeling fulfilled at work for the first time.
"Now, as a developer, I have a work-life balance. My current company makes me feel valued. My opinions are taken into real consideration. Everyday I encounter with different challenges which makes my job interesting. Working with other Developers, Business Analysts, Designers, and other developers is inspiring."
Hitay is passionate about sharing her new skills with the world through social media. Keep an eye out for her!
👩💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Students
"I absolutely recommend everyone to join. Joining SheCodes literally changed my life. I think SheCodes courses worth every penny."
"If you want to change careers, SheCodes gives a solid foundation. Learning with other women is a really rare opportunity! The Slack channel is always there for the support, if you ask very simple questions, they get answered in a kind and motivating way. Girls, the industry needs you."
“I took SheCodes Basic, Plus, React and Responsive courses! Matt is an amazing tutor, he explains things in a very simple way. Slack support is also very helpful. Thank you Matt, Joao! I am a big fan of the SheCodes family. Thank you for everything!💘”
“Thank you very much! I am 100% satisfied with the React course. ⚛️ I am looking forward to the Responsive course💖💖”
“I am so happy that I took SheCodes Plus💘Matt's explanations are easy to understand. The course is divided into small pieces which make things manageable. Daniela and João are so helpful! I am really satisfied with this course and looking forward to React course!”