has a college degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences. After a few years of working in this field she decided she wanted to make a change so she packed up and moved from Michigan to Georgia where she attended the coding bootcamp at Digital Crafts. After graduating she got a job as a Software Engineer specializing in React development. Last year she was also a Teaching Assistant at another coding bootcamp here in Atlanta at Georgia Tech. She is also a speaker.
After graduating with a degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences she started work during research. In no time she realized that she would not be interested in doing this for an extended amount of time. So she took a year off to travel the world. After she came back she was browsing the Internet to find out about new careers. This led her to pack up and move from Michigan to Georgia to attend a coding bootcamp.
Mentioned in this episode
Digital Crafts – coding bootcamp in Atlanta that teaches 2 tech stacks.
Code with Veni Newsletter – A hand picked selection of great articles on coding, finding your first job as well as advice from women in the field.
Walking at lunch – getting fresh air and exercise and resting your mind has greatly improved her performance at work.
Find your best project – be prepared to talk about this one project during a job interview.
Anna Sedlar is a software developer and instructor at Big Nerd Ranch. She is a generalist and is currently working on the Android platform, building apps in Kotlin. React is her preferred web framework. Anna graduated from a coding bootcamp, DigitalCrafts, in Atlanta in 2017 with no prior exposure or experience to programming and is a champion of widening the playing field of tech to include people from all different background and experiences. She has worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Georgia Tech Coding Bootcamp and has seen dozens of bootcamp grads find success in the tech industry. Anna loves to explore, whether that’s via hiking mountains, traveling, or learning new tech!
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