How Laura found a more creative career in Front End Development after studying with SheCodes
Laura started her SheCodes journey in June 2020 and finished the courses in November 2021
🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
Laura knew that she wanted to move into a more creative career direction and do something that made her happy, but she wasn't sure what that was until she saw a SheCodes ad on Instagram which caught her eye.
👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
The community aspect of SheCodes was important for Laura, as it is for many SheCodes students. There is tech support available from the team but also a global community on Slack where you can interact with other users, trade ideas and ask for help when needed! 🙏 This feature of SheCodes has transferred well to her current job.
"Team work, communication and understanding designers is probably one of the most important skills in my job apart from coding. I have to be able to communicate well with the design team to understand exactly what products they want me to code and their functionality. There is a lot of back and forth, which can be frustrating but it’s all part of learning!"
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
"I currently work as a Junior Front-end developer for a digital mobile advertising company. I work closely with a team of designers to build custom user interface elements, like games or 3D advertising experiences. We build and innovate new advertising products for luxury brands."
👩💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Students
Also don't be afraid to put your work out there! She advises it is important to be proactive and interactive with others as part of showcasing your coding skills.
Above all, Laura stresses the importance of maintaining self-confidence and addressing problems with practical solutions.
"Imposter syndrome is real. There will be times when you feel like giving up, or when code seems impossible to understand. My advice is to take a break, come back to it with fresh eyes, break it down into smaller problems you can resolve step by step." 🔍
Laura's SheCodes Basics Testimonial
I absolutely loved the SheCodes training and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in coding. It is user-friendly, you have tech support whenever you need it and also a Slack community where you can ask questions and interact with others. Before I joined this course I felt a bit lost career wise but now I feel like I have more of a sense of direction. Looking forward to learning more and getting even more creative!
Laura's SheCodes Plus Testimonial
I am really glad I continued my SheCodes journey to learn even more about coding! The videos are very easy to follow, with homework challenges along the way to help you practice what you have learned. See you in SheCodes React, looking forward to the final part of this very interesting journey! Highly recommended!
Laura's SheCodes Responsive Testimonial
I really enjoyed taking this course and building my own portfolio website. The lessons and challenges are easy to follow and a lot of fun! Highly recommended! This opens a new world of opportunities!
Laura's SheCodes React Testimonial
SheCodes React is a great course to take if you want to learn even more about coding and make your CV stand out from the crowd! It is certainly not easy, but I guess it's all part of the learning curve. I really enjoyed building yet another weather app and looking forward to starting a career in this field and learning even more! The SheCodes courses have kept my mind occupied during the pandemic and have helped me realise that there are other industries out there you can work in and not be stuck doing a job you don't like. Thank you to Matt, Joao and the team for the help!