How Marie got started in software development thanks to SheCodes
Marie began her SheCodes journey in August 2020 and completed SheCodes Responsive in June 2021
🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
Before SheCodes, she worked as a content manager for a company specializing in the digitalization of promotional catalogs. She was in charge of quality control and publishing for online content.
But Marie felt like a career change... 💜
"My professional path is not very linear! I tried a lot of things and at almost 28 years old I still wasn't sure what I wanted to do, and what I was capable of doing. I was intrigued to learn how to code, as I loved web design, and I thought this could be a good choice of career."
I think a lot of people feel like this at some point! Marie happened to be browsing the internet and saw SheCodes adverts on YouTube and Facebook...
"I thought that being a developer required to having a master's degree, and found the tech industry quite hostile to women. When I saw the SheCodes ad, I thought that this was the perfect opportunity to try it, and maybe this would end up changing my professional life - and it did!"
👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
"I could follow the lessons and work on the challenges online. I started with the introductory course just to check the content and if I liked it. And ended up completing all the available workshops!"
Marie's favorite aspect of learning with SheCodes was the support of the online community - we have fellow students from all around the world on Slack, ready to offer help and solutions! 🤗
"Even though I was not attending classes for real, I felt that the community was very welcoming and supportive. And the amount of knowledge I gained in a few months made me feel proud of myself."
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
"SheCodes gave me a new passion for coding, and with it better prospects and more confidence for my professional life."
Marie is now working as a software developer and co-founder of a tech company that she's building with four other women! 💜 Now that is the power of women in tech - congratulations Marie on this amazing initiative! 💪
Imagine starting from scratch, knowing only the basics of how to code, and then learning enough that you can then work as a teacher to help other people learn how to code for the first time. 👩💻
Marie doesn't have to imagine that, because she's actually doing it! 🙌
👩💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Students
"Don't feel defeated if you don't understand everything immediately. It's completely normal. You'll get there. Keep coding, keep learning at your own pace, and have fun."
Marie's SheCodes Plus Testimonial
Marie's SheCodes Responsive Testimonial
Marie's SheCodes React Testimonial