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Rebecca Leibowitz

SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Freelance Front-End Developer


Location
New York, United States of America


Nationality
American


Social media
LinkedIn


Written by SofΓ­a Cetrulo,
Edited by SofΓ­a Cetrulo, April, 2024

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Rebecca

Rebecca's inspiring shift from Pharmacy Technician to Front-End Developer in healthcare!

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

Meet Rebecca! A New Yorker with a background as a pharmacy technician πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ. For three years, Rebecca dedicated her days to healthcare, ensuring patients got just what they needed. Despite her dedication, she felt a growing urge for a change, something that would better align with her passions and skills.

When she's not at work, Rebecca loves losing herself in video games, enjoying the thrill of horror movies, and getting creative with any arts and crafts projects she can find. And if it's owl-themed? Even better! πŸ¦‰ She has a special love for anything related to these wise, feathered friends.

β€œI was a pharmacy technician for about 3 years, and it had been slowly creeping up on me that I didn't want to stay in that field long term. I did some research about career paths that aligned with my skills and work habits and thought coding would be a good match.”

As Rebecca thought of her future, coding started to stand out as a thrilling new possibility. It promised not just a career but a creative outlet that seemed to fit her like a glove. Eager to learn more, she turned to the internet for guidance and stumbled upon SheCodes through a YouTube ad.

After attending our
Free 60-minute coding class, her decision was made! She was not only intrigued but ready to dive head-first into the world of coding. It was a perfect match, and she couldn't wait to see where this new path would take her. 😊

β€œI decided to check SheCodes out and got hooked once I started the free coding introduction class. I was so intrigued and wanted to learn more.”

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

Rebecca's journey with SheCodes was nothing short of transformative and exhilarating. After the Free Class, Rebecca joined the SheCodes Front-End program, and completed all of the workshops!

One of the highlights for her was the way everything in the classes just "clicked." Thanks to Matt, SheCodes instructor, Rebecca found the learning process incredibly intuitive and engaging. His clear explanations and dynamic teaching style made complex concepts easy to grasp, ensuring that students not only learned but also enjoyed the process.

β€œMatt is an excellent teacher, and everything just mentally "clicked" so quickly.”

A particularly memorable moment for Rebecca during her SheCodes experience involved a challenge with a project. She faced a minor technical issue but was determined to solve it independently. Diving into online research, she managed to find the solution on her own. For Rebecca, the ability to extend her learning beyond the SheCodes classes and tackle problems independently was definitely a turning point. This experience not only boosted her confidence but also solidified her love for coding and problem-solving.

This milestone highlighted how SheCodes not only teaches technical skills but also fosters self-reliance and a can-do spirit among its students. 🌟

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Rebecca's journey through SheCodes has been a transformative one, reshaping both her career aspirations and her approach to problem-solving.Β 

Rebecca entered SheCodes with an interest in front-end development but without a clear direction. The course not only sharpened her technical skills but also broadened her perspective on what she could achieve in this field. Inspired by the wide array of projects she was exposed to, Rebecca set a new long-term goal: to specialize in front-end development within the healthcare sector.

β€œI'm currently working on an application that prompts the user to search for a medication and then returns data on reports such as side effects, interactions...etc.”

Her newfound passion led her to an exciting personal project. Drawing on her background as a pharmacy technician, Rebecca began developing an application that allows users to search for medication information, like side effects and interactions πŸ’Š. This project is not intended to replace professional healthcare advice but to supplement it, enabling her to continue helping patients in a new, innovative way from behind her computer screen.

This pivot in her career path, powered by her SheCodes experience, marks a significant step towards fulfilling her aspirations of blending technology with healthcare to make a positive impact.

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

Rebecca has some heartfelt advice for anyone embarking on their SheCodes journey. Her first tip is to take things slow, even when the concepts seem easy to understand. In her experience, the excitement of grasping a new coding concept right away can lead you to rush ahead without fully digesting the information. Rebecca strongly recommends taking detailed notes on everything you learn, even on topics you think you might never revisit.

β€œTake it slow, even if it seems easy. I got excited when I understood a new concept immediately, but then I would move on.”

Coding can often present a whirlwind of information, and it’s incredibly beneficial to have an organized record of what you’ve learned. This not only helps in reinforcing your understanding but also serves as a valuable resource when you need to recall or build upon past lessons.

We're thrilled to see where her journey will take you next, Rebecca! 🌟

πŸŽ‰ Rebecca’s SheCodes Front-End Testimonial:
β€œI learned so much and had fun doing it the whole time. There were resources and support at every turn, but enough challenge to encourage quality learning.”

πŸŽ‰ Rebecca’s SheCodes Basics Testimonial:
β€œI had good expectations going into the workshop, and they were not only met but exceeded. I learned so much and felt genuinely invested in what I was doing the entire time. Will be upgrading to the max workshop, and am excited to start!”

πŸŽ‰ Rebecca’s SheCodes Next Testimonial:
β€œInsanely helpful in not only giving helpful ideas and resources but making me feel comfortable and confident in starting my career in coding.”

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