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Jessica Butler

SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Senior Software QA Engineer


Location
Washington, United States of America


Nationality
American


Social media
LinkedIn


Written by SofΓ­a Cetrulo,
Edited by SofΓ­a Cetrulo, May, 2024

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Jessica

Discover how Jessica went from a mobile test engineer to a master of automation frameworks after SheCodes!

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

Meet Jessica πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ! A cheerful resident of Washington state and a proud dog mom to two lovable pups, Emmie (a chihuahua/poodle mix) and Jynx (a Pembroke Welsh Corgi) 🐢. When she's not spending quality time with her family and friends, Jessica indulges in her hobbies of crocheting and training her dogs. She's also passionate about helping small businesses online by building their websites πŸ‘©β€πŸ’».

Prior to her coding adventure, Jessica worked as a Mobile Test Engineer, where she manually tested mobile applications for both iOS and Android platforms. While she enjoyed her work, Jessica felt the drive to expand her skills even further. She was looking for a deeper understanding of coding to boost her confidence and effectiveness in her job. Specifically, she wanted to get a grip on the technical language used by developers.

"I wanted to learn to code to feel more confident in my abilities as a test engineer. A few of my goals included the ability to understand the terminology developers used when discussing issues and gain the ability to understand the scope of testing by understanding the code."

Jessica was looking for a program that focused on JavaScript, and this led her to the
SheCodes Workshops. Her motivation was not only professional growth but also a personal goal to enhance the digital presence of her friends, family, and local small businesses. With enthusiasm and a clear vision for her future, she embarked on her coding journey, eager to transform her career and positively impact her community. πŸ˜„

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

Jessica's journey through the SheCodes workshops was nothing short of transformative! 🀩 She found the pace of the courses challenging yet completely manageable, which struck the perfect balance for her learning style. What really stood out for Jessica was how the content was delivered. Our instructor, Matt, had an engaging teaching style that made complex topics accessible and exciting.

"My SheCodes experience was great! The pace at which we progressed through various topics felt challenging yet manageable, and the teaching style was very useful for me."

Previously, Jessica had felt out of her element and intimidated by other coding courses she tried. This changed when she watched our 60-Minute Free Coding Class by Matt and decided to take the plunge into SheCodes. She's thrilled she did because, for the first time, coding truly clicked for her. Jessica not only grasped the basics but also felt confident that she was learning coding best practices.

The community aspect of SheCodes was another highlight for Jessica. Being able to collaborate and learn alongside other students provided a supportive and enriching environment that helped her thrive. Overall, Jessica's experience with SheCodes was incredibly rewarding and ignited a newfound confidence in her coding abilities. 😊

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

The workshops not only heightened Jessica's confidence as a test engineer but also enhanced her career success, both financially and in her capabilities at work. Jessica proudly shares that she now feels equipped to tackle any challenge that comes her way, confident in her ability to find solutions or know where to look for answers.

Currently, Jessica excels as a Senior Software QA Engineer, where she has impressively built two automation frameworks from scratchβ€”one for a front-end application and another for a back-end application, using JavaScript. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her daily responsibilities are diverse and complex, involving fixing broken tests, creating tests for new features, filing bugs, executing both manual and automated tests, and reporting results to her team. She also actively engages with the compliance team.

"I am sure that if I hadn't completed SheCodes, I wouldn't feel as confident handling these tasks now!"

Jessica is confident that without the skills and confidence gained from SheCodes, she would not feel as capable of handling her current tasks.
SheCodes truly transformed her professional life, turning her into a more skilled and self-assured engineer.

We're incredibly proud of her achievements! πŸ’œ

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

Jessica has some heartfelt advice for future SheCodes students. She encourages embracing the learning process, emphasizing that it's okay to make mistakes: "Perfect is not possibleβ€”and it's quite boring!". Jessica believes that mistakes are not just inevitable but they are one of the best ways to learn. She advises, "Just make sure you write tests so you can find those mistakes!"

She also stresses the importance of continuous learning, reminding students that everyone, even senior engineers who appear to have it all figured out, is always learning. According to Jessica, it's completely normal not to know everything.

Her final piece of advice is to be patient with yourself and believe in your abilities:

"Be patient with yourself and believe in yourself!"

Thank you for the advice, Jessica! 🌟

πŸŽ‰ Jessica's SheCodes React Add-On Testimonial:
"SheCodes React + JS course absolutely changed my perspective on programming and really ignited my desire to write code! I had so much fun writing the dictionary and weather apps, and I am excited to write my own apps using other APIs! Matt is an awesome teacher and makes me feel confident that I can figure out any issues that arise by using the skills taught during the course to debug. I am so thankful for SheCodes and truly feel like it is exactly what I needed to grow in my career!"

πŸŽ‰ Jessica's SheCodes Plus Testimonial:
"I struggled when it came to learning programming languages before I found SheCodes. Matt makes learning so much fun and I'm always looking forward to my SheCodes challenges! I love being able to put what I've learned into a tangible project and watch myself grow through the lessons. The support and guidance through SheCodes Plus has been great and I am looking forward to the React course next!"

πŸŽ‰ Jessica's SheCodes Basics Testimonial:
"I've worked in tech and around HTML, CSS and JS for several years, but I was always intimidated by the courses I tried to take to grasp the basics and felt I was very much out of my element. I found SheCodes and really enjoyed the introduction by Matt, so I took the plunge and I'm so glad I did! For the first time in my life, I actually understand the HTML and CSS I'm writing, and I feel confident that I'm learning best practices. The pace was awesome, Matt was super engaging and being able to help and learn from other students was incredible! I can't wait to begin my next course with SheCodes!"

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