Joining SheTech was a game-changer for my tech career, bringing unparalleled value. The pivotal moment? Attending the SheTech Coding Bootcamp #1 powered by Wild Code School, in November 2019 alongside a former colleague. That experience crystallized my desire to make a more substantial contribution. Now, as a SheTech Ambassador, I actively contribute across various facets from organizing events and delivering talks to planning and running technical bootcamps.
Open Source and Accessibility: Choosing Docusaurus and GitHub Pages
Choosing Docusaurus as the static documentation generator was influenced by several key factors:
- Open Source: Docusaurus' open source license encourages an active community and an extendable plugin ecosystem. This makes content maintenance and updates easier.
- SEO Optimization: Docusaurus offers out-of-the-box SEO features that help rank content better on search engines.
- Integration with React: Built on React, Docusaurus allows for advanced customization and UI component reusability.
- Localization: It supports localization and internationalization, making the bootcamps accessible to a broader audience.
- Speed and Performance: It generates static websites, which are quick to load and minimize latency.
- Markdown Support: The ability to write content in Markdown makes the platform user-friendly for developers.
For hosting, GitHub Pages was chosen for its simplicity, reliability, and, most importantly, zero cost. Using GitHub Pages in conjunction with Docusaurus therefore presents a technologically advanced yet economical and easily manageable solution.
The bootcamps are available at the following links:
The Value of Feedback in Teaching
"You really know something when you can explain it to a person who doesn't understand anything about it using simple words"
This aphorism is my personal mantra when I am teaching. Receiving feedback was crucial: it allowed me to take stock of my skills, showing me both the areas in which I'm confident and those in which I need to improve.
From Theory to Practice: Mentoring with Industry Giants
Over the past three years, I have served as a mentor in several bootcamps in collaboration with giants like Deloitte, Unicredit, and Docebo. These experiences have enriched my professional profile, offering me a 360-degree view of the tech world.
SheTech: Gender Equality in tech world
With a clear mission to bring gender equality to the tech world, SheTech is more than an organization; it's a community. It offers events, networking, training, and professional development, establishing itself as a key player in the tech ecosystem.
Volunteering is not just an altruistic activity; it's an investment in one's professional growth. My journey with SheTech has not only enriched me professionally but also allowed me to contribute to a greater cause.And you? Have you ever thought that volunteering could be a springboard for your professional growth?