Sofia graduated from a SheCodes Workshop in December 2018 and then SheCodes Plus in March 2019.
🙍♀️ Before SheCodes
“I prefer to learn in person with other people, like you do in SheCodes. It’s more advantageous because you can ask questions and get immediate answers.”
In her search, she found SheCodes and it seemed like a perfect fit for her.
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👩💻 Her SheCodes Experience
“In SheCodes Plus, I loved that the theoretical classes were online and recorded, so we could see the videos many times if we had doubts. I also really liked that the exercise classes were in person so everyone could help each other and ask questions.”
In her opinion, you work really hard, but you learn a lot in just six weeks, especially while working on the project.
“The project was really good because I got an idea about how a web developer has to work.”
She also thinks it was a really good experience to learn with other women.
“There is a little percentage of women in this sector of the world. SheCodes gives women a good chance [to learn web development] and it’s a nice environment.”
Sofia also completed a 4 month bootcamp to continue her coding journey.
🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life
“When I do a line of code, you actually see something happening. For me it’s more stimulating to see the final product.”
In Sofia’s opinion, a job as a web developer has many more perks than a job as a civil engineer. She has seen more progress in her career and also has a higher salary, more flexible working hours, and a cooler working environment compared to her more serious and rigid working environment as a civil engineer.
👩💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Participants
“If I had to do it again, I would. For me it was very logical. First the SheCodes workshop, then SheCodes Plus, and now a bootcamp. Great stepping stones to further my career [as a web developer].”
Sofia is is currently working as a Web Developer at Decode. She couldn't have gotten to where she is today without SheCodes.