Having been told she “wouldn’t understand” tech, Lorraine (a former Project Manager) decided to learn to code. Unable to pay for a course during maternity leave she joined free code group MumsInTech. After hearing about the fellowship she applied and is set to start her full-time role as a Junior Developer at Softwire in September.
I was trying to learn how to code on my own. I was on maternity leave and I was doing a lot of self study stuff and although it was helping it was quite slow going.
Then my husband mentioned Makers but because I was on maternity leave, I didn’t have a spare eight grand. I thought, “Let me keep going on my self-study path and just see how far I get.” It was just out of my price range.
Then my husband sent me a link to the fellowship the day before the deadline so I straightway filled out the application form. It felt like exactly what I needed. I was just happy to see it.”