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I am now proudly featured on Codecademy

Codecademy asked for an interview and were inspired by my unconventional journey to Software Engineering.

@heyshadowsmith

June 28, 2022

Huge shout-out to Codecademy for noticing my contributions to the community, reaching out, conducting the interview, and polishing the content in order to motivate other learners. You have forever changed my life and being featured is an honor.


Building Software for a living has never been a goal of mine. I have always focused on solving problems with code, strategy, and collaboration, and that has lead me to becoming an officially recognized Software Engineer.

As mentioned in the interview, it took me 7 years to land my first true Software Engineering role as a Senior Front-End Engineer at Openly, but I was paid to write code soon after finishing the HTML and CSS course on Codecademy.

So if you’re starting your career journey by learning to code, my advice is to build websites, applications, or side projects simply because you enjoy to.

Don’t chase a title or a large salary. Chase a problem, find your stride, lean in, and never stop learning.

The rest will come.


Read my Learner Story on Codecademy’s blog

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