Tumaini Edgar - SheCodes Success Story | SheCodes

Tumaini Edgar
SheCodes Graduate


Job Title
Freelance Web Developer


Location
Dar es salaam


Nationality
Tanzanian


Written by Lexi Dillon,
Edited by Lexi Dillon, August, 2021

👩‍💻 SheCodes Success Story

Tumaini

How Tumaini got some freelance web development work in Tanzania thanks to the knowledge she gained through the SheCodes Foundation

🙍‍♀️ Before SheCodes

Tumaini is one of the very first students who has learned how to code through the SheCodes Foundation. 🙌 She’s originally from Dar es salaam, Tanzania, and is still living there today. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, dancing, and watching YouTube videos and movies. 

She went to university in Tanzania and got a job working for a telecommunication company called Tanzania Telecommunication Corporation after graduating. She started as an engineer in training and then got a position as a Data and Technical Support Engineer. Her daily tasks include working with network link connections and network fault clearing. 

She’s been interested in learning how to code since her final year at university while pursuing her bachelor’s degree. She realized that coding knowledge would’ve been greatly beneficial in completing her final year project but didn’t have the time and also didn’t know where to begin her coding journey as a complete beginner.

“The very first day I become interested in coding was doing my final year project at university. Almost 85% of my project was about coding. I had limited time between completion of my project and learning how to code. So I had to pay someone else to do the job.” 

“After completing my bachelor's degree I promised myself that during my waiting period to get a job I had to learn how to code, but I did not know where to start, which platform should I use because I had zero coding experience. Then I came across SheCodes, and my interest started to rise again.”

We’re so glad that she found SheCodes and it reignited her interest in learning how to code as a complete beginner!! 😍

👩‍💻 Her SheCodes Experience

Tumaini started learning how to code with free YouTube videos but found that the teaching techniques offered were not exactly what she was looking for. She then joined SheCodes to really kick off her coding journey - starting with the free introduction to coding class and then the hands-on coding workshops offered through the SheCodes Foundation. She was highly motivated to join after seeing testimonials from other coding beginners. 🙌

“The teaching technique provided by SheCodes will make even a person with zero experience in coding understand and write code and not just memorize the code by proving challenges and homework. Also SheCodes breaks down the course into sub courses and lessons. With this technique it enabled me not to get tired, to have an ample time to relax and later on continue with the lessons.”

“Seeing girls testifying that they did not know how to code, and your program helped them to achieve their desire… Those testimonies are the ones that motivated me to learn how to code. My dream is to become a female web developer based in Tanzania.”

Her favorite parts of the workshops so far have been learning about API integration, Bootstrap, hosting, GitHub, and advanced CSS to build her very own weather application project in SheCodes Plus. Tumaini has also enjoyed the SheCodes Slack to ask for help along the way.

“Another difference is the use of SheCodes Slack. The Slack helped me in a way that whenever I got stuck in my code I usually asked for help or I could easily find the same question asked by other students and their solutions. When it comes to other online courses it is difficult to ask questions when you get stuck.”

Learning with other SheCoders in the SheCodes community has also been a big plus for Tumaini and has inspired her in her coding journey.

“These women have got a lot of talents. 🙈🙈 After submitting my homework I usually go through other women's solutions. 👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻👩‍💻 These women inspire me a lot. They motivate me to become better and even the best in my coding design and skills."

“I will definitely recommend SheCodes to any woman who has an interest in coding.”

🙋 How SheCodes has Helped to Change Her Life

Tumaini has used her new coding knowledge to help her both personally and professionally. Thanks to the coding skills she’s gained through the SheCodes Foundation, she has started a new freelance web development job along with her tech support job. We couldn’t be prouder!! 🤩

She’s just started working as a freelance web developer at Shawn Kieffer Enterprise, House of Images. It is a photography company that deals with photoshoots, wedding photos, and similar events. She’s helping the company build their website from scratch. 💪 💻

“I just started working as a freelance web developer at Shawn Kieffer Enterprise and the company has just started so right now I'm in the process of developing their website. I am so excited to start my coding career with the knowledge that I gained from the SheCodes Foundation. 😊”

Along with her dream of becoming a female web developer based in Tanzania, Tumaini would also like a teaching job in the future. She’d like to teach other people in Tanzania how to code. We fully support her coding goals and hope that she’s able to accomplish all of them! We have no doubt she’ll continue to put her coding knowledge to good use. 😄 👩‍💻

👩‍💼 Advice to Future SheCodes Students

Tumaini says that she thinks that the SheCodes Foundation is the best place for women in developing countries to begin their coding journeys, especially if they don’t know where to begin. 💜 We can’t wait to welcome more passionate and dedicated students like Tumaini to learn how to code through the SheCodes Foundation.

“My advice to women all over the world, if you have passion in coding and you don't know where to start then SheCodes foundation is the best for you🤗. This foundation has helped me and it will definitely help you. Never hesitate JUST APPLY FOR SHECODES FOUNDATION 😎. I thank God for you guys GOD BLESS YOU, SheCodes foundation 🙏”

Tumaini’s SheCodes Basics Testimonial
“A very interesting and valuable experience. I learnt a lot and it gave me a good grounding in the basics. It really made me think, and I liked how it enabled me to interact with people through the practical challenges. It has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me. I want you to know that I have learnt so much from all of your constructive inputs and guidance throughout each lesson of the course. You have helped me to understand where my strengths and weaker aspects lie. Thank you for getting my homework back to me as promptly as you have, and thank you for making this course so enjoyable. I'm glad that I joined this program😄 (SheCodes) .”

Tumaini’s SheCodes Plus Testimonial
“Well,... woow!!! I'm overwhelmed because this course is not a joke😎. Since it contains lot of advanced JavaScript. Thank you Matt and SheCodes' Team: This workshop is interesting and overwhelming too, so far my web design knowledge has expanded🤗”

Tumaini will be graduating from the Responsive and React workshops in the near future.

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