Trina Yau - SheCodes Success Story | SheCodes

Trina Yau
SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Cloud Software Engineer


Location
England


Nationality
Singaporean


Written by Tom Boughen,
Edited by Tom Boughen, October, 2022

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» SheCodes Success Story

Trina

How Trina found an exciting career change to Cloud Software Engineering after studying with SheCodes

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Trina started her SheCodes journey in October 2021 and most recently completed the SheCodes Responsive workshop in March 2022 Β 

πŸ™β€β™€οΈ Before SheCodes

"I very much wanted to start creating something with my own hands, and coding was the tool that helped me do that. In my daily life, I definitely felt as if I was consuming more content than I was producing, and it made me want to change myself and learn a new skill."
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Trina had previously worked as a project manager for a pharmaceutical company. It was a job that she enjoyed, with travel opportunities ✈️ and helping to develop and register new medicines for cats and dogs. 🐢 But, like many of us at different times of our lives, Trina felt like she wanted a fresh change in her career.

"I heard about SheCodes through my friend Sarah who is also a career-changer. She went from studying Chemistry to working as a data engineer in a Fintech company within two years, and she encouraged me to try coding to see if I had a passion for it. SheCodes was the first website she recommended, and I honestly can't thank her enough!"

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Her SheCodes Experience

"Being taken through the process of navigating an integrated development environment and learning Git and GitHub for version control has been absolutely invaluable as a junior developer. It was as if Matt anticipated my questions and knew what I didn't know and what I needed to know."

Trina worked while she learned coding with SheCodes Pro. She found the structure of SheCodes classes to be valuable in saving time on research, allowing her to dedicate her energy towards completing the workshops and projects. πŸ“š

"I started reaching out to others in the SheCodes community, which was enormously motivating. We talked about things that were blocking us and tried as much as possible to help each other progress. My experience with SheCodes was everything I could have asked for."

πŸ™‹ How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

"If I hadn't started SheCodes, I might still be dreaming of working in tech rather than making it a reality. Starting SheCodes helped me take the first step into coding and made it easy for me to take the next step after that, then the next step until I took the leap of faith and joined a coding bootcamp which helped me find my current role."

For Trina, SheCodes wasn’t the final step but it provided an essential and accessible introduction to the world of coding. The classes are designed for you to develop skills bit by bit until, before you know it, you’re coding sophisticated websites and apps! In every creative field, a full portfolio of completed projects can give you a lot of confidence in applying for work. With SheCodes, particularly the Pro Max package of workshops, you can graduate with eight real-life projects created with feedback from expert developers.

"If it wasn't for the JavaScript I learnt from SheCodes, I wouldn't have been able to pass the technical interview, and having front-end web development experience from SheCodes gave me the confidence to tackle learning the back end.”

Trina now works for Ford Motor Company πŸš—. For the next two years she will work for Ford in their Salesforce customer relationship management team! 🀩

β€œMy current responsibilities include learning Java 11 and training to sit for several entry-level Salesforce Certifications, as well as learning more about cloud computing. In the future, I will work on the Salesforce platform and help develop custom solutions that integrate the platform with existing technology in the company.” 

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

β€œJust start! Don't get caught up in finding out which is the 'best' and most popular language-- a lot of coding concepts are very transferable across different languages, so it's absolutely fine for JavaScript to be your first one."
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Trina’s advice - be open-minded and fearless when applying for jobs and trust in your skills! It’s important to remember that many of the skills you will learn with SheCodes are 100% transferable, especially considering how you will learn some of the most popular languages.Β 

"Be open-minded about roles in the tech industry such as DevOps, Cloud Solutions Architects and sales which are just as interesting as dev roles. Seize as many networking opportunities as you can to learn more about the industry and meet others, and don't be afraid of applying to jobs requiring 1-2 years of experience."

Β Trina's SheCodes Basics Testimonial
β€œSheCodes Basics has been a wonderful introduction to Front-End Development for me. Since I can access the videos any time, I've been able to do it on the weekends and after work. And now I've coded my first web page! It is unbelievable how easy Matt makes coding seem and I can't recommend SheCodes more.”

Trina's SheCodes Plus Testimonial
β€œI have loved SheCodes Plus, it has been a huge step up in terms of JavaScript knowledge and Matt has been there every step of the way. I'm very proud of the weather app I produced and I'm definitely going to show all of my friends! I can't wait to add it to my portfolio as part of SheCodes Responsive, my next workshop.”

Trina's SheCodes Responsive Testimonial
β€œI've loved developing this responsive website from scratch with Matt. I've learnt more about SEO than I thought I ever would, discovered how much easier Bootstrap can make my life and I'm happy with the website I've learned to create. Can't wait to learn React next!” 

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