Hager Mahmoud is one of our students in our Cairo hackerspace, in Egypt. Aged 26, the young woman works as a specialist in digital marketing and graphic designer. But that is not enough for her: she wants to embark on a career as a FullStack JS developer.
I arrived without knowing anything about coding
I wanted to start a career in FullStack JS, that's why I decided to join GOMYCODE. My first day at GOMYCODE was a really good day, although I didn't know what I was doing there. I did not know what adventure I was embarking on, especially since I had absolutely no idea about coding. As soon as I arrived, I met the instructor and the other students. We got to know each other and the instructor explained to us the program and the methodology of GOMYCODE, based on the self-study.
I was quickly up to date thanks to the instructor and the community of GOMYCODE
There is a real solidarity, and we rely on each other, which is very good because there are some students who have had experience in FullStack JS for years, and others, like me, who are new to coding. Those with more experience help us, newbies, with great advice. The instructor, too, also helps us a lot and pushes us to catch up, and I'm very happy because I'm getting there.
Day after day, I feel that I am evolving
You should know that before arriving there, I had no idea about the job of FullStack JS developer. I come from a background in Computer Science. So I started from scratch here at GOMYCODE. I have discovered the basics and I practice a lot, even outside the hackerspace, to make sure I have mastered it. The work that I do at home, I show it to my instructor and my colleagues for an exchange of experience. Day after day, I feel that I am evolving. Every day, I code better than the last and I master FullStack JS better.
Mastering web development is not that difficult
You will hear a lot of people tell you that a career in web development is complicated, that is not true at all. Don't listen to these people, mastering web development, whether it's front-end or back-end, is easy when you want it to be. So I have only an advice to give: start, step by step, don't be afraid, give your all and like me, you will succeed!
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- Amr Muhammad - Egypt: From a Telecom Employee To A Web Developer
- Omar Reda, web development instructor at GOMYCODE Egypt: "I built my own personal computer before I joined the college"