Hello to everyone!
Who are you?
My name is Mariana and I’m from Portugal.
I’m a very talkative person and currently I’m doing a 180º on my career and pursuing a different area: web development!
What is your industry and profession?
I studied Marketing, and last year I finished my post-graduation in Marketing Management.
I’ve recently left the digital marketing agency I worked at so I could pursue my studies in a easier and more focused way.
Were do you plan to use your new coding skills? Personally/professionally?
I plan on using it professionally, I’m still not sure what do I want to focus in: front-end, back-end or even both, but I do want to pursue this area as a career. However, I’d love to be able to help in volunteer works for non-profitable organizations and help them with any request they might have too, I think that would give me a good purpose personally.
Why do you use Codecademy and what is your favorite thing about it?
I looked into many platforms, some even free like YouTube tutorials, but the organization and the way courses are divided in Codecademy caught my eye: the lesson first, than quiz to make sure I understood everything and then the easy and cool examples provided really help settling down all the information learned. The fact that we even have the Careers already ready for us to learn makes that process easier, instead of struggling with which languages/tools to learn. From the monthly experience I already have here, everything is easy and straight to the point to use!
What courses have you taken, or are planning to take?
I have taken the “Learn HTML Course” and I’m finishng the “Learn Python 3”, both are amazing, easy to follow and learn. Today I started the Front-End Engineer Path since I’ve taken a huge interest in this area!
Have you been to any of our meetups, or events?
No and I wasn’t aware of them, just with this question ahaha I’ll make sure to pay attention to those.
Do you have any examples of work that you have done using the skills you learned at Codecademy?
Not yet, the only thing I have done as a plus to the courses is repeating the exercises on VS Code and changing the topic or the structure of things, like if an exercise is about burgers, now I’ll do it about pizzas.
Do you have a cool story to tell about how Codecademy helped you achieve your goals?
Well, I have had 2 IT Recruiters reaching out to me for an interview, but I think it’s WAY TOO SOON for me ahaha