Hitay Keskin - SheCodes Success Story | SheCodes

Hitay Keskin
SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Frontend Developer at Twiser


Location
Turkey


Nationality
Turkish


Written by Bianka Cramblit,
Edited by Bianka Cramblit, July, 2022

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Hitay

How Hitay Discovered Her Knack for Coding through SheCodes and Landed a Fulfilling Position as a Front-end DeveloperΒ 

Hitay started her SheCodes journey in January 2021 and graduated from all of our courses by the end of that April

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

Hitay is a hard-working SheCoder who took on the challenge of jumping into a new industry. She has a business administration degree but is always interested in learning new things. We are so happy she found SheCodes! πŸ˜„Β 

Living in the west part of Turkey, she likes to practice Yoga and study Japanese when she's not busy coding. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ

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. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

"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! 🀩 

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

After discovering SheCodes, she decided to dive into coding after attending our free 60-minute class! As a beginner, Hitay needed a course that would teach the basics first. Other companies didn’t have the structure or support she wanted.

She was able to build up a strong coding foundation while gaining some more advanced skills by finishing SheCodes Plus, React, and Responsive. πŸ’ͺ πŸ’»

"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. 😊 

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Hitay is now loving life as a Frontend Developer! 😍 She works for a tech start-up where she uses her new coding skills everyday.

"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! πŸ˜„

"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!

"I LOVE Front end development. I even create content about JavaScript and React on my Linkedin! In the future, I want to learn more about Backend development too and become a Fullstack Developer!"

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

Hitay’s advice to future students is to go for it and take the opportunity to learn to code in a welcoming space. She thinks that the tech industry needs more women, and we couldn’t agree more! πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» The skills you learn at SheCodes will give you the building blocks you need for a job in the tech industry.

"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.Β  Learning with other women is a really rare opportunity!Β  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."

SheCodes Responsive Testimonial:
β€œI 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!πŸ’˜β€

React:
β€œThank you very much! I am 100% satisfied with the React course. βš›οΈ I am looking forward to the Responsive courseπŸ’–πŸ’–β€

Plus:Β 
β€œI am so happy that I took SheCodes PlusπŸ’˜Matt's explanations are easy to understand. The course is divided into small pieces which make things manageable. Daniela and JoΓ£o are so helpful! I am really satisfied with this course and looking forward to React course!”

Want to share your SheCodes story? Please email [email protected] to let us know that you’re interested

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’Ό

Check out more student stories

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

JΓ©ssica

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

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
πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

Learn how to code with
SheCodes

We offer a variety of workshop packages.

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