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Nevertheless, Karuna Coded

karuna24s profile image Karuna Sehgal ・2 min read

I began coding because...

It has been about 2 years since I learned how to code. I was desperate for a career change from working in a government agency, and I wanted to do something that was more meaningful, challenging, gave me potential to grow and improve my technical skill set.

My journey started with an Introduction to HTML and CSS class through Girl Develop It. It was an incredible experience. Not only was it empowering to write my first line of code, it was exciting to interact with other women from different walks of life who were eager to learn HTML and CSS.

Through Girl Develop It, I discovered other organizations such as Women Who Code and Startup Institute that helped me expand my technical skill set in Javascript, jQuery, Github, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Through these opportunities, I built a network of fellow developers and others that are in the startup ecosphere.

I started attending technical meetups and developer conferences where not only did I have the opportunity to share my story but I learned so much along the way. I discovered AngularJS, NodeJS, and ReactJS and created apps using these frameworks.

I'm currently hacking on...

a Rails Job Tracker application with Angular in the front end where the job seeker can maintain details about the job and adding an application checklist to the job.

I'm excited about...

Currently, I am enrolled in Flatiron School's Online Full Stack Web Development program and working on my final project. Overall it has been a hard yet gratifying change. I am completely dedicated to my new future.

My advice for other women who code is...

Get out there and network. Check out tech meetups and participate as much as you can.

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