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Karina.I
Karina.I

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Nevertheless, Karina Coded

I began/continue to code because...

I have done my undergrad in industrial engineering. Then I moved to the USA in 2016. After moving here I wanted to start a completely new journey of my life but don't know how. One day I saw an add on YouTube where some people share their stories how they joined a coding boot camp and after completing that they got a job. That excited me but I don't have enough money to join a boot camp. So, I searched for their course-curriculum and start learning according to it. that's how my story began as a programmer.

I continue to code because...

I enjoyed the power of learning, creating and solving something. But it was not an easy path for me.Learning code by yourself from scratch is really hard. It was tough to be motivated all the time and keep learning. I got stuck, demotivated several times. To overcome those I went many conferences, meetups, and workshops to keep me on my track and be motivated. It requires lots of patience and hardwork.

I recently overcame...

My fear of public speaking. I'm not a native English speaker, so it was always a hesitation to speaking in public. But I am always trying share my learning with others. So, recently I gave my first talk on React in React meetup Chicago. Also, I got selected as a speaker for a JavaScript conference which will be held in the mid of April.

I'm currently hacking on...

Building a web application using Django in the backend and ReactJs in the frontend. Also trying to make an android app using Python for Machine Learning and Augmented Reality. And trying to finding a job as a Jr.web developer (I am very excited to start a conversation with those who have an opening for Jr. Developer position)

My request to all seasoned developer/ programmer (both male and female).....

Please help us to grow and learn more. We want to learn from you guys because we know that you guys know better from us. And that's why we ask for help from you.

My advice for other women who code is...

Do things out of your comfort zone and keep learning and growing every day.

Finally...

I'd like to say thank you to all the people who made tutorials, blogs and make them free for us. Then thanks to those folks who give the answers to all of the silly and wired questions which asked on slack, stack overflow and other places. Thanks to the sponsors and organizers of conferences, meetups, and workshops who continuously helping us to learn and keep growing. And lastly, I like to say thank you to all the people in our community who always support us. Without these supports it wouldn't have been possible.

(This is my first attempt to write something. I will really appreciate your feedback to help me grow.)

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