Winnie Chebet | SheCodes

Winnie Chebet

🇰🇪 Kenyan living in Nakuru , 🇰🇪 Kenya
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Winnie 's Story I recall I was in my final year in high school, busy prepping for my final year history exam at the local public library. In the history section, I found a book that immediately drew my attention, “The Code Book” by Simon Singh. What might a book with such a title be doing in the history section? I ensured I borrowed the book so that after finishing my exams, I would delve deep into the book to find out. It took me three days to finish the roughly five hundred pages read. The book fundamentally illustrates the development of codes and ciphers over the years and the significance it has borne all along. It dates back to the fifth century BC when the unwavering threat of being conquered faced multiple nations; this made them realize that secrecy could be their greatest intellectual weapon; that secure communication was essential. The result was cryptography. A system of unassailable communications techniques that allow only the sender and intended recipient of a message to view its contents. After that particular read, I conducted casual research on the history of cryptography. I was delighted to find out that during World War II, nations that opted to include women in their code-breaking operations, like the US and the UK, realized greater successes than nations that excluded women from war work because of traditions such as Germany and Japan. The disparity in utilizing women's talents between the different nations made a strategic difference. I am good at solving problems. I have always achieved a sense of satisfaction after having provided solutions to problems. The idea of code making and code breaking now in the contemporary world, encoding and decoding particularly appealed to the analytical and investigative aspects of my personality. My deep intrigue for code grew out of that.

🙋‍♀️ Winnie 's Motivation

As an enthusiast at understanding the operation of computer systems, I have always had a sustained interest in pursuing a career in computer science and technology, especially computer programming. I aspire to be part of the Tech community that offers solutions to current and potential challenges that may emerge in society. I faced great criticism when I initially expressed my interest in pursuing a career in computer technology to my mother. She believed that a law degree would suit me better because it was more feminine than STEM-related courses. I believed otherwise. I know I have the potential to rise above and beyond the societal limitations that we face as girls and women. My biggest motivation for learning to code is to make a career progression. I want to put myself in a position where I will be able to empower other girls and women in my community to pursue all their educational, professional and lifestyle goals without second-guessing themselves because we are the society. The interactive and supportive environment at SheCodes will give me an outstanding educational opportunity. The rigorous coursework will provide, in a more approachable manner, the challenge I need to make a career progression towards becoming one of the best programmers in my country and worldwide.

🤹‍♀️ Winnie 's Hobbies

I love playing basketball, traveling, listening to music and gaining new skills.


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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. Female refugees also don’t have many opportunities to invest in their education and improve their career horizon - they often work in unskilled, undervalued, and low-paid informal sectors.

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