Louise in Glasgow

Meet our instructors: Louise

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After studying on our Glasgow 16-week professional software development course, Louise has now moved into the Instructor team.

I’d worked at Schuh as a sales assistant from the age of 18, including part time through university where I was studying Business and Management.

The Store Systems Manager said if I could get stores to use mobile payment devices – iPad-type devices used by staff to serve people at their seats or check stock – she’d give me a job.

I ended up in the Store Systems Department for four years, a lot of the work was technical support. I made over 1200 iScan devices; I worked between taking the product from the developer to the user and telling them how to work and fix it.

An introduction to code

I saw the way some of the developers worked, doing SQL queries, and started to use Codecademy online. It got to the stage where you’re learning but you’re aren’t learning; you’re doing it because it’s telling you that’s how you do it, you don’t really know why you’re doing it.

Which is what brought me to CodeClan.

The first week I knew what they were talking about, but by week two had serious self doubts. [Instructor] Steve kept saying that in week two or three it would click, there’s no Eureka moment.

If you’d said to me in week two that I was going to make a web app I wouldn’t have believed it.

Teaching at CodeClan

I enjoyed my time on the course and was delighted when I was asked to stay on.

I love what CodeClan is doing and am excited with what the future holds.

I’m continuously learning. CodeClan gave me the confidence to be able to teach myself new languages but also to help others work through their code and guide them in the right direction.

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