In November 2017 I applied for the Grow With Google Scholarship. Didn’t hear back and honestly thought I hadn’t gotten it! I started to accept that and just kept studying on my own. I joined a Chingu Cohort, which if you haven’t heard or been a part of their cohorts - HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Kept studying JS which has been my friend and foe for about the past year. I kept telling myself that I needed a more structured environment to actually learn but I think that was me making an excuse. It’s hard. It’s hard to learn a new coding language by yourself. But I have a great advantage, my girlfriend is a software engineer and she’s my go to for any JS questions!
January came around and I looked at my inbox as I usually do and BAM! I saw an email from Udacity! At first I had to re-read because I thought I was going crazy and maybe they sent it to the wrong person by mistake. But no - I was one of the receipients for the Grow With Google Front-End Udacity course.
This is definitely brag worthy in my opinion. I’ve been able to re-learn HTML, CSS and JS and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. The Slack community they set up for all receipients is filled with hungry and super helpful human beings. Every question I’ve asked has been answered and the cool thing is that a lot of times your peers in this course won’t give you answers but they’ll point you in the right direction. How awesome is that. You gotta THINK.
I’m about done with the course. The deadline is April 11th! Another brag is that just this week I became the student leader for the #women-techmakers channel in the Slack. I’m crossing my fingers that I receive the Nanodegree next and just keep on learning!
If you are interested in learning more about the scholarship or just want to talk about getting more women in tech, reach out! @irmatable on Twitter!