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Rita Amaral

SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Product Manager


Location
Lisbon, Portugal


Nationality
Portuguese


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Written by SofΓ­a Cetrulo,
Edited by SofΓ­a Cetrulo, June, 2024

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Rita

How Rita shifted from marketing to product management after SheCodes πŸš€

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

Meet Rita πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή! A passionate woman who’s always willing to explore new things. She began her professional journey in journalism, where she enjoyed crafting stories and connecting with people. After some time, she transitioned into Sales and Marketing, where she learned a lot about engaging with customers and understanding market trends.

Despite her accomplishments, Rita felt the need to deepen her tech skills. She believed that understanding technology better would be crucial for her future. She had heard about SheCodes a long time ago and was intrigued. In 2021, she finally attended our 60-minute Free Coding Class with Matt, where he emphasized that tech skills were essential for everyone because many companies were becoming tech-driven. This message resonated with Rita and sparked her interest in learning to code.

β€œI went to the Free Class by Matt, and I remember he said that the future was tech. Many companies would start seeing themselves as tech companies at their core, so everyone should improve their tech literacy. Learning how to code was a way to understand how tech works.”

So, she decided to take the leap and start learning how to code with us. 🌟

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

Rita's journey with SheCodes was truly rewarding. She describes SheCodes as one of the best online courses she has ever taken. The lessons were well-structured and easy to follow, which made learning to code enjoyable and straightforward.

Rita loved how everything was designed to support her learning journey. The lessons were interesting, and the exercises helped her practice and understand coding concepts better. She also appreciated the community support on Slack, which kept her motivated and connected with others.

β€œSheCodes has been one of the best online courses I have ever done. I love the lessons, the exercises, the structure, the Slack support. It is so well designed that it makes it simple to learn how to code.”

By the end of the course, Rita felt a sense of empowerment.
The experience boosted her confidence in her tech skills and made her feel ready to take on new challenges. She credits SheCodes for making coding accessible and for giving her the tools to succeed. πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

SheCodes had a transformative impact on Rita’s career and confidence. Before our workshops, she felt unsure about her tech skills, but SheCodes changed that. SheCodes not only taught her how to code but also gave her a deeper understanding of technology and the skills that companies value in their employees. This newfound knowledge empowered her to communicate effectively with developers, breaking down barriers and making her more confident in her role.

Rita is now stepping into an exciting position as a Product Manager at a tech company. πŸš€ In her new role, she is responsible for discovering and developing new features that will enhance their product and drive business growth. She focuses on identifying opportunities for improvement and delivering these features in the best way possible.

β€œI'm starting as a product manager, so I'm responsible for the discovery of new functionality that will make our product better and grow the business, as well as delivering those features in the best way possible.”

The skills and confidence she gained at SheCodes have opened doors and allowed her to take on more responsibilities in her career.
We’re thrilled to see how far she has come! πŸŒŸπŸ‘©β€πŸ’»

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

Rita has some valuable advice for anyone thinking about joining SheCodes. She encourages future students to step out of their comfort zone. She believes that technology is here to stay, and it’s important for everyone to get familiar with it, regardless of their background or current skills.

β€œStep out of your comfort zone. Technology is here to stay and everyone should get familiar with it.”

SheCodes provides a fantastic introduction to coding and tech skills. For many, it can even be the first step toward a new career as a developer. Rita suggests embracing the learning process and not being afraid to dive into the world of technology.

She believes that taking the leap and learning to code with SheCodes can open up many exciting opportunities. So, if you're considering it, Rita says, "Go for it!
" πŸš€πŸŒŸ

πŸŽ‰ Rita’s SheCodes Responsive Testimonial:
β€œDoing SheCodes Responsive was exactly what I needed to continue to persue my front-end coding knowledge. The experience was even more what I was hoping for. 5 weeks with lots of information, well structured, easy to follow and challenges that make you think. All the homework are excellent practise to prepare you to be a better developer. Never dissapoints.”

πŸŽ‰ Rita’s SheCodes Plus Testimonial:
β€œSheCodes Plus was a beautiful challenge. There were ups and down in trying to understand Javacript but the videos, the Slack channel and the challenges really help develop the skill the right way. The final project it is a great way to really put everything together and test your mindset and skills. I couldn't recommend it more.”

πŸŽ‰ Rita's SheCodes Basics Testimonial:
β€œI started other coding courses before, but SheCodes is the only one that I actually finished! I knew a bit about HTML and CSS, but SheCodes actually taught me how to use them to create something! It was a great learning experience, it was hard work, but it payed off immensely! I highly recommend this course, even if you're not working on tech. Having this knowledge alone is a must have for your skillset.”

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