– decided to make the move into tech because she thought being able to code would help her in her customer support role. She invested in herself and did a six-month part-time coding bootcamp at Georgia Tech. After graduating she did an internship and is now working for the company voted the #1 place to work in Atlanta. Alicia is also a speaker.
She got introduced to tech by doing jobs creating websites. After moving to Atlanta she decided to jump full-time into tech by doing a coding bootcamp.
Alicia talks about juggling work-life balance while doing a coding bootcamp, what the experience was like and her process of finding a job after graduating.
Mentioned in this episode
A Mind For Numbers – by Barbara Oakley PhD. If you have the right learning practices in place you can learn anything.
Teach Girls Bravery Not Perfection – a Ted talk by Reshma Saujani.
Know the Basics – To prepare for a coding interview you need to know the basics of your programming language. If possible find somebody at that company and ask them about the interview process. Always practice for the job interview.
Refactr Tech – a conference dedicated to diversity and inclusion in tech. Alicia will be speaking at this conference.