Gilda Castillo | SheCodes

Gilda Castillo

🇵🇪 Peruvian living in Ilave, 🇵🇪 Peru
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Gilda's Story I first encountered a computer back in school in 2009, and I was captivated by it. I even participated in a blog creation competition using Blogspot and won. It was during this time that I realized optimizing the blog required knowledge of programming, but I hesitated to pursue it further. Here, women don't typically attend university, especially in fields like engineering or technology, which made me apprehensive. Two years ago, I worked in a customer service role at a company where I had communication with the product team, including the programmers. I found their work incredibly interesting. Surprisingly, there were very few women in the team, maybe just one or two among over 50 programmers. This experience drove me to visit schools and share with students that there are many more career options within the technology industry than what is commonly known here.

🙋‍♀️ Gilda's Motivation

My motivation for learning to code with SheCodes is driven by my desire to make a career change into the technology industry. Despite having had the opportunity to work for a tech company, my prior work experience has been in customer service. As an indigenous Peruvian woman, I live in a remote area with limited access to universities and job opportunities. My goal is to make a significant impact in my community. I am self-taught; for example, I learned English through the internet and YouTube. I am eager to self-improve and create an impact not only for my family but also in my community. Currently, I am involved in a small volunteering effort where we visit rural schools, including the one I attended, to talk about technological opportunities. However, I am not yet part of the tech industry, and I truly wish to be a part of it.

🤹‍♀️ Gilda's Hobbies

Volunteering has always been a significant part of my life. As a former beneficiary of such programs in my childhood, I've been giving back for the past eight years by volunteering at shelters and schools, sharing my knowledge and experiences. I'm a podcast listener. I find it incredibly enriching to absorb new information and perspectives while going about my daily routines. Solving puzzles like Sudoku and learning languages through apps like Duolingo are my go-to leisure activities. Recently, I've been diving into the world of Korean, focusing on mastering its consonants.


Gilda's coding training

Gilda has gained access to SheCodes Plus for at no cost. It’s a 4 month coding training that’ll take her from a beginner to a professional.

She'll learn popular technologies, from HTML, CSS, JavaScript and development tools. She'll also get to build her own online portfolio to showcase to potential employers!

📦 SheCodes Plus includes all of our workshops:
1. Basics Coding Workshop (3 weeks)
2. Basics Add-on (1 week)
3. Plus Coding Workshop (8 weeks)
4. Plus Add-on (2 weeks)
She’ll gain access to each portion after finishing the preceding portion. She’ll build up her coding knowledge gradually along the way. 🙌

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Women currently hold 25% of coding jobs and earn 30% less money than men. In most developing countries, more than 65% of women don't have bank accounts and cannot afford to invest in their education.

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