Maiara Lopes - SheCodes Success Story | SheCodes

Maiara Lopes
SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Associate Front-end developer


Location
United Kingdom


Nationality
Brazilian


Written by Tom Boughen,
Edited by Tom Boughen, November, 2022

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Maiara

How Maiara found a fresh start in her career with Front-end development after studying with SheCodes


Maiara started her SheCodes journey in October 2020 and most recently completed the SheCodes Responsive workshop in March 2021Β 

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

Maiara is originally from Brazil and has lived in the UK for almost a decade. She lives with her husband and her dog Sam! 🐢 She enjoys watching TV πŸ“Ί, going to restaurants, meeting up with friends and going for walks in the woods 🌳. She also loves travelling.Β 

She has a background as a media coordinator and a freelance translator for film and TV. She also worked in quality assurance for video game translations and with BBC Japan.

"I did a lot of research on Google when I decided I wanted to learn how to code...I was tired and frustrated with my previous careers and wanted to try something new that was also interesting, fun, challenging and stable."

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

"I really wanted a course that had support and mentoring, and SheCodes has a great community. It also gives great explanations and is a great foundation course on everything front-end related."

Maiara wanted a collaborative experience while she learned how to code. We believe this is essential to build confidence, especially for students who are new to coding. It's an important part of our learning process that you have the option to speak to fellow learners and get help from them and the SheCodes team! πŸ€—

"I really liked the format of the SheCodes courses, with the possibility to ask questions and get feedback. Coding has a lot of collaboration and improvement involved, so being able to work closely with other students and learning how to ask questions and fix our problems was a big thing."

Each course includes homework and eventually bigger challenges like landing pages, websites and apps, so you can see how your knowledge can be applied to a real-life project. We like to keep things fresh and interesting!Β 

"I really like how coding is interesting and challenging...you're always doing something new and different. But I think what I like the most about it, especially front-end web development, is the ability to write just a few lines of code and see your work pop up on the screen. The possibilities are endless and it's an exciting feeling that doesn't get old."

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Many students don’t begin studying with SheCodes to start a new career. Some women just want to learn new skills and try something different. Maiara approached SheCodes with an open mind and found that coding was a passion that she wanted to pursue!
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"SheCodes made me realise I really liked coding and wanted to do that for a living. It gave me the opportunity to learn in an engaging and safe environment and gave me the exact knowledge I needed to pursue what I wanted in more advanced courses."

Maiara now works as an Associate Front-end developer for a big e-commerce company! πŸ›οΈ

"I am currently in training, going deep in the same topics I first learned with SheCodes. Eventually I will have enough knowledge and experience to be put into projects with some of the biggest retailers in the world."

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

"Go for it. It's a great course that will help you change your life. But don't rely only on what you see there, there's a world of other resources that will help you improve and thrive, but you have to put in the effort. Don't feel discouraged when something seems too difficult and alien, we've all felt the same way."

Maiara's advice is to be persistent - coding is fun but can be challenging. The great thing is that there's always a way around that challenge. There is always a solution to be found. πŸ’ͺ
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"Take a deep breath, take a break, search for the topic and see some tutorial videos on YouTube and go back to it, it will make sense, I promise. If you can, take all the courses available and at the end, try to make your own little projects and see how much you can do on your own."

Maiara's SheCodes Basics Testimonial
β€œI really enjoyed this workshop. The pace was perfect and the challenges after the lessons are crucial to help the content stick and make sense. The content is also very fun and engaging. I'm excited to keep learning! Highly recommended.” 
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Maiara's SheCodes Plus Testimonial
β€œAnother great course by SheCodes! Again the pace is challenging, but not impossible to follow, the level of difficulty increases in a way that you feel like you're learning, but don't get overwhelmed. Building our own working app was very satisfying and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to continue learning. Big shoutout to JoΓ£o and the team who are so helpful and kind! Thanks, guys!”
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Maiara's SheCodes Responsive Testimonial
β€œThis workshop was my favourite! It's really rewarding and exciting to see your work coming to life. Another great class from Matt and the team!”
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Maiara's SheCodes React Testimonial
β€œAnother great course from SheCodes. Everything is very well explained and there are a lot of challenges to help you put to practice what you just learned. Very doable within the time frame suggested as well. I thought the final project was a bit more complex than what the lessons covered, but again it was well explained and we can follow all the steps. Massive thanks to JoΓ£o for all his help!” 

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