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A Journey into Code by Ceri-anne Jackson

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Slides for Ladies of Code, Leeds talk (May 2017)

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A Journey into Code by Ceri-anne Jackson

  1. 1. Ceri-anne Jackson A Journey into Code
  2. 2. First steps – Feb 2016 • Started to learn Ruby • Used Treehouse and Codewars • Loads of other online resources • Good books • Found Meetups –Ruby and general Tech • Visiting tech recruiters and companies
  3. 3. Get into Tech – May 2016 A 14 week program aimed at giving women the skills necessary to begin a career in software development Learnt HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and SQL as well as a first introduction to Agile, Pair Programming One of 12 women on the course – a new support network Delivered a final project in a small team and a presentation to Sky employees
  4. 4. Software Engineering Academy - Nov 2016 5 month academy – 4 weeks bootcamp followed by 4 months working on an educational project Worked on a real project in a small team of 4 Developed a web app in Node and a mobile app in Swift Learnt how to use testing frameworks and write unit tests The best way to learn is to build stuff!
  5. 5. April 2016
  6. 6. Now…. …I am an iOS developer!
  7. 7. What have I learned?
  8. 8. What have I learned?
  9. 9. What have I learned?
  10. 10. What have I learned?

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