I felt trapped in a career with little upward movement and I loved tinkering with websites. After teaching myself a bit to do my job as a digital media coordinator better, I realized that coding is fantastically creative and extremely rewarding, however challenging it may be!
Apps that support quality journalism at The Washington Post.
How many women are getting into tech!! I help run DCFemTech, a women's coding collective in Washington DC, and daily I get requests about how to get involved, how to learn how to code, and how to give back once women are in the tech community.
Literally just start learning - learn the basics and add to that repository of knowledge as you go. NEVER be ashamed of where you are in YOUR learning journey. Ask for help from everyone - if someone throws shade at you for asking, most likely you have uncovered someone's fear of being 'found out' as not knowing what they are talking about - lets break this narrative - we all know things, and are at different parts of our learning, together we can make super fabulous, accessible, maintainable software!
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