People also call me: Powerhouse.
To summarise, I am a...
I am a self-taught developer. My journey into tech started from a hobby of creating websites for fun when I was 8 years old, now I continue to bring my ideas to life by playing around with pixels on the internet.
Knowledge of: CMS systems such as Wordpress, email marketing tools such as MailChimp, sendinblue, dotmailer
For the last 2 years, I've proudly assisted in organising and delivering all-female coding community courses with Code First: Girls at the University of Sheffield. With inclusion and diversity at the core of my community work, I pioneered the first Women in Tech student community in Sheffield.
I have also taken a leading role in the interdisciplinary group, MedTech Sheffield, as Tech Lead, Chief of Operations and organiser for HackMed. MedTech aims to bring individuals from medicine, healthcare and tech together through events, workshops and hackathons!
I love bringing communities and people together:
‣ Collaboration with HackSheffield to take over 20 CFG students to the InspireWIT conference.
‣ Introducing CFG students to the hackathon scene and the wider Women in Tech community.
‣ Efforts in organising #HackMed18 saw an increase in attendance of women (47%) and students from different backgrounds including Humanities, Finance and Arts.
13 years ago, I started writing on the web.
My blog has evolved over time, I mostly now write about reflections of my experiences for both my self development journey (personal and professional growth) as well as daily adventures in life.
Examples of the topics I cover include monthly reflections, equality in STEM, self-care, and communicating science simply. A full list of topics can be found here.I have also written science-focused blogs on Science Brainwaves and on entrepreneurship and university life on the University of Sheffield Enterprise.
Working on my blog has allowed me to develop knowledge, experience and skills including:
‣ An understanding how to effectively communicate on different digital channels
‣ An understanding on SEO to drive more leads (possible partnerships with companies)
‣ Analysing data from Google Analytics to identify key trends in order to improve and maximise the performance of content. My blog gets an average of 1,647 vistors per month (from current 2018 stats.)
‣ Collaborating with brands, individuals and companies on exciting projects
I have also started branching out into YouTube and have worked with different people on communicating messages across to my auidence.
In 2017, I started speaking publicly at events to help inspire others to reach for the stars in their career and beyond. Previous talks I've given in the past include my story into STEM, the importance of community, diversity and inclusion and communicating well online for impact.
...at the University of Sheffield where I studied an undergraduate degree in BSc Biomedical Sciences with Employment Experience.
After my second year, I secured a placement year at the University of Sheffield in a Communications and External Engagement role. Although the placement was not a typical one to be taken by BMS students, I learnt a lot from the year. My contribution over the year, led me to be selected as a Finalist for "Best Intern" at the National Employability Awards 2018.
Inspired by my placement, I always encourage students to not let their degree restrict them to what they can do and look beyond the box.
Thanks to YOU @paulienuh for inspiring me every time I checkout twitter. You're an absolute power house & role model to many! 💎🎉— Charlotte Fereday (@CharlotteBRF) June 3, 2017
Making a name for herself everywhere she goes, by working hard and overdelivering, always. 👌— Matt Burman @ 🇬🇧 (@_mattburman) July 24, 2017
I'm always looking to expand my network and connect with like-minded people. Let's connect!
I'm also available for contract work - I can help you develop your website, improve digital communications, and manage and grow your social media. I can also help out at your community events as a speaker or volunteer!
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