People also call me Powerhouse.
To summarise, I am a...
My coding journey started from a hobby of creating websites for fun when I was 8 years old, and now I continue to bring my ideas to life by playing around with pixels on the internet.
I have knowledge and experience with Wordpress, cPanel, MailChimp, sendinblue and dotmailer.
In September 2018, I joined BT's exciting Graduate Scheme working in the EE Digital Engineering team. Lasting 2 years, this development programme allows four 6-month rotations across the different delivery teams in EE.
My first rotation is in Digital Architecture which focuses on early digital engagement, impact assessments and a high-level overview of all the systems and how they interact. Whilst this rotation is more towards the business side, my next rotation is closer to technology and coding. The vast variety and endless opportunity to learn different things in each team is what makes this programme fantastic!
For 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'm a passionate advocate for Women and People of Colour in STEM, actively working in communities to help create a better environment for future engineers!
I had 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.
On #IWD2019, a big thank you to Pauline and all my colleagues across our three brilliant brands who are working to make gender equality a reality – something in which we must all play our part. https://t.co/YL51QZngq4— Marc Allera (@MarcAllera) March 8, 2019
13 years ago, I started writing on the web.
My blog has evolved over time, I now write about reflections of my experiences for both my self development journey (personal and professional growth) as well as daily adventures in life.
Working on my blog has allowed me to develop:
‣ An understanding how to effectively communicate on different digital channels.
‣ An understanding on SEO to drive more leads.
‣ The ability to analyse data from Google Analytics to identify trends to maximise the performance of content. My blog gets an average of 1,500 vistors per month.
‣ Relationships by collaborating with brands, individuals and companies on projects that align with my values.
I have also started branching out into YouTube and have worked with different people on communicating messages across to my auidence. Across social media, I have a reach of approximately 9,000 people around the world.
In 2017, I started speaking 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 obtained an undergraduate degree in BSc (Hons) 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 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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