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My first-ever panel! Welcome to CodeFest 2021

CodeFest is a huge, annual conference hosted by Code First Girls, which provides women with tech talks, career booster sessions and networking. I won an award at CodeFest 2020 last year, but this year, we were back in person!

I was invited to speak at Day 2 about my experience interning at Rolls-Royce’s AI Innovation Hub (R2 Data Labs), and how women can kickstart their careers in the technology industry.

This was my first-ever tech panel, so I thought I’d write up what my day looked like.

Welcome to my day at CodeFest 2021!

7.00am: Wake up, have a coffee, and re-read the panel brief from CFG. Mentally gear up for the trek to Canary Wharf from South London.

8.45am: The Jubilee line is magic, isn’t it? I check in to the awesome Level39 – a collaboration space for leading tech startups and talent. I’d love to meet more people in the startup world, so I’m pretty excited to be here.

9.00am: Set up for a morning of calls with my startup team at Ocula Technologies, including our daily stand up and a meeting with our engineering team to discuss our backlog. I nab a seat next to the window, and have maybe the best Zoom background of my career to date (see below).

Not too shabby…

12.00am: Time to meet my co-panelists! I had an amazing time interning at Rolls-Royce earlier this year, and worked with the brilliant Caroline, Manisha and Rebecca. Even though we worked together for 5 months, this will actually be my first time meeting my ex-colleagues in person. Off Zoom, Rebecca & I realise that we are both… tall. We catch up over lunch and get ready to take the stage.

12:40pm: We join the CEO of Code First Girls, Anna Brailsford, on stage. We’re live-streaming the conversation, but I hadn’t realised that we also had a live audience of over 100 women from the community. I also haven’t used a hand-held mic before! We had a great time talking about our careers and experiences, and enjoy a Q&A with the audience.

1.20pm: Just like that, my first panel is done! This was so fun, and I’d love to do more tech events in future. I catch up with a couple of attendees and make a note to watch back some of the earlier talks on catch-up.

1.30pm: There are some great talks lined up for the afternoon for the community, but for me, it’s back to work. Rebecca & I co-work and enjoy the awesome views over the city. I put on the CFG Day 2 livestream in the background.

We both were knackered after!

3pm: Whilst I’m 5-tabs-deep trying to figure something out in Jira, a CFG community member comes over and says she was one of my Python class students back in February, and now works in tech! Awesome. I drop my co-instructors a text to let them know.

5pm: After working through my board, it’s time to call it a day – I thank the CFG team for a great day and head to central for a celebratory drink with the panel.

So, that was my day! Here were 3 things I learned:

  1. Building communities exists online and offline. I ran into at least 5 people in-person during CodeFest that I knew through CFG, GirlCode, or other volunteering initiatives that I’m involved in.
  2. We are all working towards the same vision. The variety of talks and speakers all centred around the question of how we build for the future in a way that includes everyone – awesome.
  3. In speaking up, you affect more people than you realise! I didn’t expect such a great reaction to our panel, and it made me realise the importance of speaking up and sharing our experiences.

I had no idea what to expect from the day, but now I can safely say that I’m looking forward to my next community event already.

You can watch Code Fest Day 2: Career Booster here. I’ll also be doing a write up of some of my favourite parts of our panel!

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Why I’m Ignoring Negative Feedback

Honestly, I’ve been feeling anxious lately. Impostor syndrome is such a buzzword in this space that I’m not even going to use it!

The “post-university void”, as lovingly coined by my friends, is a bizarre place. Even more so when you graduated in a global pandemic.

Rather than being worried I don’t belong, it’s more of a challenge in having faith that I’m carving out the right career path for myself.

Something I’ve just started to build out, which has been really helpful, is a positive feedback document.

By contrast to my last post about rejection, this is a folder literally just of things that have gone well. The planned, the unexpected, the miraculous – it’s all coming together in one place.

Wait, why?

Don’t get me wrong, I love a learning opportunity. Constructive criticism has helped me to grow my skill set, and give me areas to work on.

However, especially amongst junior women, we have a tendency to overlook or discount our successes, and obsess on negative pieces of feedback. It can also be hard to stay grounded on what you’ve achieved, especially when everything moves at pace.

For this reason, in the short term, I’m putting my personal development goals to one side and reflecting upon what has gone well over the past year.

What does that look like?

My “counter-balance” GDoc has five columns – the positive feedback, who it was from, why they said it (aka the context), my thoughts, and when it was.

This helps me to reconnect with what I was doing at the same, remember that relationship, and reflect on how I helped others.

How has that helped?

First of all, it’s a great reminder that when I set my mind to it, I can do some pretty cool things!

It’s also a list of the brilliant people that I have worked with over the past few years, and helps show that I have more support than I think.

On a personal level, it’s helped me to see key themes across my feedback, and to identify my strengths.

For example, some recurring topics include:

  • Proactive and self-led approach to learning
  • Inclusive and warm leadership
  • Going above and beyond for others

Finally, it’s made me prioritise giving others positive feedback when I can, and ensuring that I show my appreciation when I notice someone do a great job.

Altogether, this has helped me to become more confident and self-aware, which puts me in a stronger position to learn from constructive feedback and learn new things.

Is this an exercise you’d try? If you’re curious about doing the same, feel free to drop me a message!

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Dear Sir/Madam: Please Reject This Application

Earlier this week, I had an interview for a volunteer role at an internationally-recognised social action group. I had some big ideas about how we could democratise tech education here in London, and work with others to achieve that.

It was a close call, but ultimately, they went with another candidate. Ouch.

However, what was most surprising to me were the reactions from my close friends.

You get rejections?

I get rejections all the time. I’ve got more “unfortunately” auto-filled templates in my inbox than I have Facebook friends.

I’ve had a lot of amazing opportunities in my early career. I’m active online, so these have ended up scattered all over the place.

I also like to be open about what I’m doing, because young women in particular struggle to speak up about their achievements and don’t post about them.

But let me say right now, it would be impossible without the flurry of rejections I get every month.

You name an email rejection softener, I’ve had it. Every time an email comes in, I get ready to scroll through the familiar words.

For example, people love the story of my transition into technology. However, as part of that process in late 2020, I received over 50 rejections for a variety of positions.

But even with this, I think that people understand that rejection is a key part of the graduate process.

So, beyond the job hunt, I’ve been turned down for:

  • Speaking engagements
  • Presentations
  • Flatshares
  • Volunteering roles
  • Tryouts
  • Universities
  • Courses
  • Awards

And that’s just off the top of my head…

It’s to the point that I could probably paper a wall or three, or give a compelling spoken word performance of the best one-liners.

Why am I sharing this?

  1. My social media presence has meant that I’ve helped 100+ individuals in their career journey, but I’ve found that I often won’t discuss the above until we’re on a one-on-one call. That seems ironic when it’s been such a huge part of my own journey to date.
  2. By and large, these decisions have helped me to become more resilient and less fearful!
  3. I want to keep myself accountable and normalise the process of “failure”.
  4. The flipside of these rejections are the opportunities I’ve had – if this helps someone else to go for it, it’s been worth my while!
  5. Rejection isn’t weakness or an assessment of worth. I’ve done some great things and can’t wait to see what’s next.

Ultimately, if I’m not being rejected, I’m not exploring outside of my comfort zone.

And if I’m not doing that, I could be overlooking a whole world of opportunities.

It’s taken a lot of work to cultivate this mindset, and it’s not a linear journey. Sometimes it’s tough, and I wonder what I’m doing most days. I also don’t trivialise the very real struggles that the job market and economy can present at the moment; this is a reflection on how missing opportunities has helped me to build stronger going forward.

So, with that in mind, I’m excited for my next rejection.

Looking forward to being the second-choice candidate again sometime soon!

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Why Being Non-Tech in Tech is a Storytelling Superpower

When I first started out looking at careers in technology, I used to want to hide my humanities background. I would make vague allusions to my previous studies, or skip the question entirely….

Everything changed for me when I started owning my achievements to date, and advocating for the skills that I bring to a team!

I believe that storytelling is one of the most important skills for new graduates. By that, I mean understanding what makes you unique, and how to pitch that to potential employers and connections across your network. 

However, it’s not natural, and it doesn’t come easy, especially in the tech world.

If you’re in this position, here are 3 starting points to reflect on what you bring to the table:

  1. You have a new perspective. Diversity of thought has been shown to have value for business. If you have a different background to everyone else at the organisation, chances are, you see what is unclear to external players, and will be able to notice and challenge different elements of the project.
  2. You’re here out of passion, not out of automation. If you’re working to make the switch into tech, that’s a conscious choice you’ve made. It requires hard work and a strong interest in the industry. This means you’re more likely to have thought through why this could be a great fit for you!
  3. You’re a resourceful, self-led learner. With the pandemic, there are more free, accessible e-learning resources than ever before. Whether it’s learning to code, reading articles and reports, speaking to people in the industry… your proactive, self-enabled learning journey shows your initiative and drive.

Ready to challenge yourself this week? 

Sit down with your CV and see what high level “story points” you can see across your experience.

Then, think about how your unique traits, attributes and skills could be applied to a technology environment, and how it makes you a competitive candidate.

Once you have your story nailed, you will find it much easier to write job applications, and to grow your online presence. I’m looking forward to hearing about your next chapter!

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10 Tips from Teaching my First Python Class

Today, I returned to Code First Girls’ Python course, which I passed as a student back in the sunny days of August. Plot twist: this time, I’m doing the teaching.

Yes, as part of my CFG Fellowship programme, I’ve been paired up with two other brilliant Fellows to teach ~30 women to code. Exciting? Yes. Terrifying? Absolutely.

Here are 10 of my lessons as the session’s Lead Instructor:

  1. You don’t know how you’ll do it, til you’re doing it. All week, I’ve been wondering how on earth this I was going to do this. Still didn’t know until I was sat at my kitchen table with a live audience. Have faith that you’ll do your best!
  2. Key concepts and shared understanding are the backbone of accessibility. As it was the first class, I had to introduce lots of new concepts and terms to our students. I often felt like I was repeating myself, but actually, when I was clarifying and compounding upon what I had said, we started to gain better traction as a group and our engagement improved.
  3. Lean on your team. My Instructor team were amazing at supporting my lesson, helping fix technical issues for students, responding to queries, and dropping in advice. Their support helped me in leading the session, and was a great reminder that we were in it together!
  4. Have a huge, huge glass of water. Way better idea than the 3 tiny cups I had to see me through 2 hours talking.
  5. Everyone needs a break. Including you! I built in a 5 minute break halfway through the session for our students, and only then realised how much I appreciated the breather myself. Check in with how you’re doing, and be open with your team.
  6. Try different ways of explaining things. One of my co-instructors said she really liked the analogy I made comparing variables to sticking a post-it note on your packed lunch in the fridge. Wonder how the class felt about that one.
  7. Tech problems come for everyone, even people in technology. Is it even 2021 if you don’t ask if people can actually hear you..?
  8. There’s never a perfect time to start. I was nervous to apply for the Fellowship, as I thought I could do with more long-term industry experience first. Whilst this experience is throwing me in the deep end, being accepted onto the programme has given me more confidence in my abilities, and an early opportunity for responsibility that I wouldn’t usually receive til later in my career.
  9. Being new to an industry can be a superpower. I only completed this course myself about 6 months ago (and even did a post about my first ever class in June!) which made me wary of teaching it. However, my old Instructors reminded me that this also means I’m tuned into how the course feels for beginners, and where I need to focus extra attention for its audience. Now, I consider it as an asset to my team, rather than a shortcoming.
  10. Recognise that this is challenging, and you’re doing your best! It was a huge relief to get through the class, and hear some lovely feedback from students. I’m currently sat down with a Kinder Bueno cake (!!) from the local bakery writing this, and realising, huh, not bad for a first day.

So, those are my initial thoughts on the experience! I learned a lot today and I’m looking forward to seeing what develops over the next 7 weeks of the course. I’ll also be working with my team to implement new techniques and methods based off of today’s class.

Have you ever taught or studied an online coding course before? Would you have any advice for instructors or students? Feel free to leave them below!

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Navigating a Man’s World: Tips for Female Grads in Male-Dominated Industries

After graduating, I completed a four month consultancy internship in the construction industry – not exactly famed for its high ratio of female employees!

Transitioning from psychology lecture halls filled with 90% women to boardrooms where I was the only woman took some adjusting to.

Here are some of my biggest lessons!

The minority effect

Research shows that we all feel less confident when we are the minority in the room- be that in terms of gender, race, or age. It is important to actively address this instinctive lack of confidence. I used to push myself by setting little targets- firstly it was just to speak up at least once every meeting I was in.

As I grew in confidence, my targets got harder: to challenge a solution that I didn’t agree with, or to put my own ideas forward. Soon I no longer had to build myself up before speaking in meetings – it came naturally!

Confident language

Women typically use less confident language than men in business settings. This sometimes reflects higher levels of self-doubt: research shows that in areas stereotypically seen as masculine, women are likely to under-estimate their ability, whilst men over-estimate.

Women’s use of more tentative language may also be driven by reinforced gender norms.  We’re socialised to believe that men should be assertive, whilst women should be polite and soft-spoken. This can lead to many women attempting to soften their points in order to not sound forceful. Unfortunately, this manner of speaking suggests uncertainty, and often undermines what you are trying to say.

Some phrases to work on eliminating include:

“Does that make sense?”

“I’m not sure though…”

“… but I don’t know.”

– 21 year old me, repeatedly, after making a cogent and valid point

Being interrupted.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that women are far more likely to be interrupted than men-especially in “male-dominated” environments. The culprits aren’t just men- with women also much more likely to interrupt other women than their male counter-parts.

So how should you react when you’re interrupted? The key is to strike a balance between remaining professional but assertive. Battle the instinct to ignore the interruption, to apologise, or to ask for permission to carry on (e.g.: “I’m sorry, can I continue?”). Instead, calmly point out that you had not finished talking.

For example:

There are just a few more points I would like to cover before we move on.

I’m sure your feedback will be extremely valuable, but I would like to finish my point first.

Female role models.

Ironically, one of the best parts of working in a male dominated industry was meeting some truly inspirational women along the way! On a practical level, they provided some great advice on navigating the challenges of working in a male dominated environment. On a more personal level, seeing these women excel in high level positions massively motivated me! Your company may have women’s groups that you can join. If not, LinkedIn is an amazing platform to use to connect with female mentors who are passionate about widening the accessibility of STEM careers. Just make sure to approach these conversations politely and tactfully, and understand that not every woman is going to want to talk about gender – and that’s ok!

I hope this has been helpful! Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments.

– Kiera

Kiera Adams
Article guest-written by Kiera Adams

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How To Survive as a Non-Tech Technology Team Leader

Do you ever make impulse decisions? Me too.

One of my latest adventures? Signing up as a Team Leader on 2 Hackathon coding challenges… as a UCL humanities graduate.


(a question also asked by many of my friends & family)

During lockdown, I decided to begin learning to code. After getting a Code First Girls Python certificate, I was selected for their Career Nav mentorship programme, which advocates for women challenging themselves in the technology sector.

So, I thought, what better challenge than getting involved in 2 Hackathons: a Big Data challenge and diversity and inclusion product development. As part of my application, I clicked a button to put my name in the hat for a leadership role, without much further thought.

Turns out if you apply for things, sometimes you get accepted..!

Qualifications? Barely any. Nervous? Absolutely.

Through numerous Google Meets and agenda setting, we more than made it out alive – we made it to the Diversity Hackathon Challenge Finals!

So, what on earth happened as part of that process?

  1. Leadership doesn’t meant you have to know everything – work to use the skills of your team. Put your ego at the door and accept where your skills lie. Nearly all my team were more technically skilled than me! At the beginning of the project, we had a discussion around our personal strengths and divided the workload accordingly.
  2. Google. A lot. All the time. Accept that sometimes you will do hours of research just to figure out 4 ways not to build your final project.
  3. A surprising number of your skills are industry-neutral – use them! I’d never done a Hackathon before, but I was surprised by how much of my abilities I’d developed on my 2019 consulting internship came in handy. For example, project management techniques were essential to our overall success. And a pretty slide deck never does any harm..!
  4. Use your support network. My friends and family were so supportive during the process, and I was enormously grateful. They helped me to build confidence in my capabilities and in my ability to take up new challenges in future.

Whilst there were some stressful moments, leading on these 2 Hackathons was definitely one of my highlights of 2020.

So, if you have the opportunity to begin to learn to code, or explore the technology sector, I would absolutely recommend it!

Have any questions? As always, feel free to drop me a message.

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Why Young Women Should Post on LinkedIn: An Anti-Cringe Crash Course

Isa, how do you even start to post on LinkedIn?

– too many people, to me, in weird and wonderful scenarios (including pre-Covid house parties..?)

Now, whether or not this is something I’m okay with being my core personality trait (unsure), there’s a lot to be said for getting your name out there, especially as a woman just starting out on the career ladder.

But, why should you post on LinkedIn?

Here’s a couple of reasons why I think posting on LinkedIn is a great thing for young women to do:
  • Updates your network (and potential interested parties) about what you’re up to. You never know who’s paying attention! A lot of my opportunities have come about because seeing a post of mine has encouraged someone to get in touch.
  • Normalises being proud of your achievements – something that women are statistically much less likely to do. However you dress it up, self-promotion is a part of career progression, and an important part of closing the pay gap. A disclaimer that posting on LinkedIn doesn’t need to come across as “bragging” or ego – you are in control of your words and what impact you want to make.
  • Helps to build your professional identity – for your career, but also for yourself. Writing about your lessons, goals and aspirations helps you to reflect on your progress and gain confidence in your own skill set and abilities.
  • Makes your LinkedIn more “human” and personal. I was nervous about posting about starting out coding, but have since had 10+ people in my network contact me to say they are starting to learn, based off of my content. Sometimes that personal connection is really important in giving others the confidence to try something new!

Sounds good? The next step is actually writing something.

I’m not a professional, but as we just said, hearing from someone you know can sometimes make all the difference!

Here’s my advice & experience:

  1. Get over yourself (..!) – no one is as invested as you are. The main roadblock for most people I have spoken with is the idea of judgement. Ironically, these same people themselves generally have a positive perception of others posting on LinkedIn. If other people can do it, so can you, and you have a lot to offer! It also gets easier the more you do it.
  2. Link to relevant organisations using @. This helps to increase the exposure of your article.
  3. Use relevant hashtags – but not too many. LinkedIn will often autosuggest hashtags dependent on what you’ve written. Use some of the most relevant ones to improve engagement but don’t #use so #many that your #post feels #artificial and #awkward.
  4. Bring out your personality. It’s cliche, but ultimately, we like to listen to stories and hear authenticity. Over-the-top clickbait or corporate content doesn’t tend to do well; your audience will be interested in you and how you’re doing!
  5. Photo content tends to perform better – especially if it has you in it. If you feel comfortable with this, it makes your post more personal.
  6. Keep it simple. Most of the time, your post doesn’t need to be incredibly long or complex. Think about what kinds of posts tend to grab your attention on LinkedIn, and where appropriate, mirror their length / content.
  7. Most importantly: create value. Whether this is what you learned, your story, giving thanks to others, an offer of help… think about how your post could help others around you. If you’ve have me on LinkedIn, you’ll notice that most of my posts include an offer that I’m more than happy to chat about the subject with anyone interested. You’d be surprised how many people take me up on it!

Here’s an example:

All together, that looks something like this ->

In this short post, you get an idea of where I’m at:

  • Developing my research skills, especially quantatitive data analysis
  • Working in a remote environment to achieve project goals
  • Positive experience at the Constitution Unit and grateful for their support
  • Looking forward to my next chapter at ClassOf2020

Feeling good?

We’ve covered why it’s a good idea to get comfortable with “self-promotion”, and how you might go about it.

This concept goes beyond LinkedIn, and I would encourage you do to further reading on why it’s important to own your achievements.

Got any questions? Drop me a message and let me know if I can help. And, if you’re ever feeling nervous, link me your post and I can show some support!

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5 Lessons I Learned as a Research Assistant

When I handed in my final university essay, I thought my days of journal reading were over… little did I know I’d be invited to join a team at a political research institution over the summer!

Whilst most of my work experience has been in management consulting and (recently) technology, I’m always keen to explore new areas. Here’s what I learned by volunteering in a different sector for the past 3 months:

  1. You never know who’s paying attention! My invite to join the team was a surprise to me. However, following a discussion of my background, the team decided that I would be able to contribute well to one of their research streams. By building your skill set and understanding where your strengths are, you are positioning yourself to be ready when the time comes. Luck = when opportunity meets preparation.
  2. A lot of the skills you have are surprisingly industry-neutral. I had experience in academic research from my undergraduate degree at UCL. However, I was surprised by how much of my abilities I’d developed on my 2019 consulting internship came in handy, from communicating the results of my findings, to data analysis, to creating logical and informative slides. This helped me to build confidence in my core capabilities and in my ability to take up new challenges in future.
  3. Push to be involved in project streams which help you to develop your areas of interest. When I first joined the project, I was heavily involved with reviewing existing research and article coding. As it progressed, I put myself forward for opportunities to conduct additional research on areas I was interested in, such as debates over a virtual Parliament and further opportunities to work with data. This meant that by the end of the summer, I was responsible for the project’s data analysis stream, where I got to extend my Excel proficiency.
  4. Working remotely is here to stay, so it’s good to gain opportunities to do so. In my entire 3 months at the research unit, I never once stepped into the office. Onboarding and working remotely was a new experience for me, but this role gave me the chance to get used to build effective and communicative working habits. This was really useful when I then had to use remote working software for other roles, such as volunteering on a UCL Social Action Hackathon.
  5. Keep a wider awareness of what is happening outside of your specific workload. The wider team at the research institution were so welcoming, and it was fascinating hearing about what research they were all working on. Meeting and understanding others from different parts of the institution will help you to learn about different working styles and priorities, as well as introduce you to areas which you may have future interest in.
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Our CFG Project: Analysing Statutory Homelessness in the UK

After a great response to my article about my first coding lesson, I thought I’d do a follow-up article to show you what kinds of things you could learn to do with Python, or achieve by the end of a course with Code First: Girls.

Designing our project

I partnered up with my classmate Michelle to develop what we’d learned about .cvs files (comma separated values) into our final programming project. We were given three potential project options, and as we wanted to challenge ourselves, we chose the assignment we understood the least!

We were provided with a sample data set by CFG, which we initially used to practice what we’d learned. However, we then decided to apply our new knowledge to a new data set: the GOV.UK statistics on number of households in statutory homeless, by ethnicity over time (2007-2018).

After successfully completing the course requirements, we set ourselves the following extension goals:

  • Collect all of the data for each ethnicity for 2007 and 2018 into lists
  • Compare the numbers of homeless for each ethnicity for 2007 vs 2018 
  • Compare the ethnicity percentage breakdown for 2007 vs 2018

To do this, we worked together to use our understanding of csv. files, functions and variables to process and calculate the figures. We had to reformat some of the statistics for them to be processed, but had a great chat with our instructor Marlene, who helped us to do this.

A sample of some of our project code, using what we had learned over the previous 5 weeks

Our results

Our programme analysed the original dataset and output a variety of statistics:

For example, we found that the overall number of households in the UK in statutory homelessness has decreased -22.87% from 2007-2018 (-16,780). The majority of these households come from a white ethnic background. However, in the same period of 2007-2017, whilst the number of white households in statutory homelessness has decreased by -35.6% (-19,350), the number of BAME households has increased by +18.6% (+2,820).

Furthermore, we got some hands-on experience in how using Python can be used to tackle real-life dataset issues. As part of our process, we asked our programme to sum up the different ethnicity statistics and output the total homeless for 2018. However, we found that our results (56,590) differed from the listed government figures for total households (56,580). Upon further investigation, we discovered that we had found a flaw in the official statistics – the total number given was more than the sum of the components added together. This taught us a valuable lesson in how good programmes can catch flaws and irregularities in data!

Lessons and next steps

We were really pleased with our project and enjoyed presenting about it to the rest of our CFG cohort. I was so impressed by the quality and creativity of my class’ work, and learned a lot from my peers about their coding journeys!

Having passed the 8-week course, I’m now working on self-teaching more Python, and exploring other programming languages. I’ve completed a Coursera Introduction to Python Course and am now getting to grips with Harvard’s Introduction to Computer Science CS50!

I will shortly be creating a blog post of all my favourite free e-learning resources for anyone interested in beginning to code. As always, feel free to drop me a message if there’s anything I can help out with.

Finally, I just wanted to say thanks to my great teammate Michelle for all her hard work, and our brilliant instructors! This has been a challenging and inspiring first step into developing my technical skill set.