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Hi, We’re She Code Africa & We’re Excited to Connect with You at CodeLand 2022!

Omotola Eunice Omotayo on June 16, 2022

This booth was made possible with the support of AWS. Hey, CodeLand 2022 πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ ! We hope you’re enjoying this gathering of early-career software ...
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Sharon Jebitok

Everytime I see the name or brand SheCodeAfrica it reminds me 2020, when I was starting to learn how to write how to code and one of the communities I joined was SheCodeAfrica. Later on that year I got a chance to mentor girls who were on Javascript beginner's track it was an humbling moment. I made alot of friends through the communities and I'm always proud seeing members of SheCodeAfrica. I was part of the first cohort of SheCodeAfrica's contributhon program that happened last year, this week one of the ladies who we attended the program together reached out in regards to a project they're working on and its been a year since we talked but it reminded me the power of networking and being in a tech communities that breaks especially being from Kenya and she's from another African country. SHECODEAFRICA LFGπŸ™πŸ™ŒπŸ’ͺπŸΏπŸš€β€

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Inspiring🌟
Thank you for sharing your tech story. Sure, it will motivate #CodeNewbies here.
We are happy to have been part of your success story.

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Anya Brun

My advice to young women learning to code is to realize that imposter syndrome is normal for everyone, regardless of who they are, and to use it as a strength. Let it motivate your drive to learn and become skilled in your field. And when it’s telling you to hesitate or hold backβ€”don’t listen to it; push back. The positive feedback you receive will help you prove to yourself that you really do deserve to be here.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Yes, Imposter syndrome is normal.

This is why we encourage She Code Africa Queens to Share their feelings, Let go of perfectionism, Share their failures, Accept it, and Celebrate their successes.

We build a welcoming and safe space for them to let it all out.

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Anya Brun

Letting go of perfectionism is key. Worst case scenario, you get so wrapped up in being β€œperfect” and never making mistakes that you never learn and you give up on coding altogether. Getting stuck is normal and even necessary.

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Sarah Bartley

Celebrate the small successes you accomplish along the way. Those small victories help you stay motivated and give you a big confidence boost. Small successes also show how much progress you've made across your coding journey and how far you come along way.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

I agree with you.

At She Code Africa, we encourage Code Newbies to write about their tech journey. Put it all out, the failure, struggles, and the success. Share with a community of people of the same interest. You will look back one day and be proud of how far you have come.

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Gracie Gregory (she/her)

So excited you are here @omotola & team She Code Africa!

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Thank you, @graciegregory16 πŸ€—

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Tariere

An advice I'd give to those aspiring to be part of the tech world and taking on a path to be a woman in tech.. I'd tell for you to have a mentor and a guide that you'll be consistent with.

Because for me, I've always had a problem with consistency, though I'm getting better at it, I still need something to keep me in check. And I've been informed SCA is one of the best women's technical community that can render the help I seek.
Can't wait to be a member.. I'm already excited!

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Ada Nduka Oyom

You're 100% right, consistency plays a great part to succeeding in tech!

We hope you've applied to be a member, if not you can always do so here: shecodeafrica.org 😊

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Kithmini🌸

I really like to become a member of Shecoded team.β€‹πŸ™Šβ€‹πŸ˜β€‹

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Awesome! You are welcome.
Feel free to join us here

We can't wait to have you join us.

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BexπŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸ’»πŸ’œ

Thank you She Code Team. Glad to be here.

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Ada Nduka Oyom

Welcome Queen, don't forget to share our booth link with other ladies who would like to connect with us as well 😌

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BexπŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸ’»πŸ’œ

Thanks. Will do.

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Solakunmi Oyedele

Hello SCA fam, it's great to see you here!

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Welcome 🀩

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Kevwe Gloria Okpoh

Very happy to be here ☺️

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Welcome 🀩

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Amarachi

Glad you’re having an amazing time!

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Amaraee • Edited on

So excited She Code Africa is hereeeeπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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Amarachi

Yaaay πŸ’ƒπŸ» We’re stoked to be here too. Hope you had an amazing day 1?

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Amaraee

I didπŸ™ƒ

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Agung Sidharta So

My advice is to not be afraid of failure, sometimes things that you learn may not be so clear but if you keep learning and trying, you will understand better and it will build confidence to learn much more.

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moonshoeskelly

I am not located in Africa but would like to join the SheCode community!

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Our programs are target towards women and young girls in Africa.
Nevertheless, you are welcome to join, learn from, connect and network in our community. Join us

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Hussain Codes

I graduated from Uganda in an I.T degree (and there were CS and Software Eng. students in my class too) but unfortunately it was quite evident that the number of female classmates was significantly lower :-(

I believe that the work She Code Africa is doing is very impactful and essential in promoting more females in tech especially in Africa🌍

The number one piece of advice I'd give to a young person learning to code is to find community. Learning to code can be really hard, frustrating and it's easy to give up but with a kind & supportive communityπŸ’ž you can get through to the other end and have access to opportunities to break into tech. Especially with the many problems we face in Africa like electricity, internet, resource access and fewer career opportunities it is even more important to find a community to hang-on to during those times when you almost feel like giving up.

Kudos to communities like Open Source Community Africa (OSCA) and She Code Africa for creating platforms that support devs on our fantastic continent❀

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Thank you for your kind words, @hussain_codes ❀

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Danielle (she/her)

As an old person learning to code, my advice is to learn in all different ways. Watch videos, read books, write code, read tweets, listen to podcasts - whenever you have time try and take in more knowledge through any media. Get involved in the community - join Discords, tweet about what you're learning, use hashtags to other people can find you and connect and chat about shared experiences.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Writing about the goals you have set, and your learning steps keeps accountable on your tech journey.
Age, background, cultural partice, educational background isn't a determine of starting or having a career in tech.

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Tolulope

My advice to person learning coding is to learn for the right reasons. Don't learn because that's what's in vogue, learn because you want to add value to humanity, you want to solve problems.
If you learn because it's the in thing, you will drop out.🀣

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

I agree with you @toluloperobert . Be at your own pace!!
Do your research, go for the path you have passion for, find a mentor, and belong to a community.

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Emmanuella Sule • Edited on

My number one piece of advice i’d give to a young person learning to code is to find a tech community and become a member. This will help set you right in your tech career goal and highlight each next step you need to follow. I say this because, for the first 18 months of my tech career I was basically moving in circle. This was because I was self coding, and did not belong to any coding community. But now I'm a member of SheCodeAfrica, ingressive4good and many others and that has impacted so much to my tech journey

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Thank you for sharing these kind and inspiring words, Emmanuella
For Code Newbies thinking of how to grow in tech communities, we shared this interesting piece from our NUR

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Dee {he | they}

One piece of advice I'd give to a young person learning to code is by doing. It takes practice to get better over time. Learning to code is a journey and whatever you do try your best to not compare yourself to others. We learn by asking questions.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

It does worth every bit of the journey.
Thank you for sharing

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Ozoeze Ugo

Hii, from shecode community.
Excited to be here

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome 🀩

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SpicyC

Definitely want to connect with The White Doves Girls Preparatory School in Rwanda.

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π•π•¦π•π•šπ•’ πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Never give up on your dreams!

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Amarachi

Powerful message in 6 words! Thank you Julia for sharing.

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Ekoyon

Peace Representing!!
Hi @omotola

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Hello πŸ‘‹πŸΎ
Trust you are having a nice time learning, and connecting with others here.

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ceciliapina

Great organization to learn about. I submitted my information to join this community!

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Your application will be review, and we will get back to you soon!

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Mercy Boma Naps Nkari

Very happy to be here.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome 🌟

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Safiyah

I'm super excited to be here

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome 🀩

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Cumi Oyemike

She Code Africa community member here! 🀩

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome 🀩

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Salawat Lawal

Hi from she code community happy to be here

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome 🀩

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Hattie

My advice to anyone learning anything really, is don't let anyone tell you you can't do something. If you have 10 people telling you you'll fail and one person saying you can do it, listen to the ONE, even if that one person is just your own inner voice.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

It's important to belong to a community that supports your goals, understand the field you are in, and shares the same vision with you.

It is one of the things we do at She Code Africa. To support, celebrate, and empower women in tech. Our community consists of over 15000 women and young girls who are willing and ready to be your inner voice.

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Tolulope

Welldone @omotola and @SheCodrAfrica

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Thank you, @toluloperobert πŸ€—

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ify beke

Hi from the shecode community πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒSo happy to be here

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome.
Kindly read through the post, and ask us any questions if you have any.

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JaneM

Thank you Omotola, Ada,Amarachukwu and all the SheCode team. I'm glad to be here!

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome, @janem
Read through the post, and ask us any question if you have any

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ify beke

Hi from the shecode community πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome. Read through the post, and ask us any question if you have any

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O-ref

I am excited to be here.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

You are welcome 🀩

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ayua comfort

Hi SCA famπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ
It's great to be a participant of this program
Alot of learning going on already (practically all I do as a newbie☺) all thanks to the Amazing She Code Africa Team
Thanks for all you do

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Ada Nduka Oyom

Glad we can be of help πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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Omotolani Oyekunle

Excited to be here πŸ€—

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Lol-Ola

Hello Everyone and shout out to @omotola and team She Code Africa. I am excited to be here.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Welcome to Day 2

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BexπŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸ’»πŸ’œ

Hello Ladies. It's great to be here again.

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Welcome to Day 2

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Michael Tharrington

@omotola you rock!

It's great to see ya here. Hope you've been doing well!

So siked CodeNewbie is partnering with She Code Africa. πŸ™Œ πŸ˜€

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Thank you, @michaeltharrington πŸ€—
I'm doing great and I'm excited to be here.
Special thanks to the @ellativity, the CodeLand22 team, and AWS for making this happen ✨

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Ella (she/her/elle)

I am delighted that this is happening and you're here for it @omotola πŸ™Œ

I share @michaeltharrington's joy 😍

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Peace Sandy

SheCodeAfrica is one of the best things that happened to my Tech Career

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Omotola Eunice Omotayo Author

Glad we are part of your tech story. Keep making impacts in tech, don't forget to empower other code newbies with your tech skills.

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Tolulope

I wanted to learn coding some years ago because I want to write a code that'll help children with special education needs to learn and express themselves well, but I couldn't because of all the challenges.
Then, last year I saw @SheCodeAfrica post on Twitter and that changed everything for me. I started following Ada and others, I started watching the tech space for learning opportunities.
Today, I am making progress and I have SheCodeAfrica to thank for that.
Thank you for investing in the future of Africa.

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Amarachi

Hey Tolu, so glad to see She Code Africa was a part of your success story. Keep the light on πŸ’‘!

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Madelene Campos

I always say - you can't know what you don't know. Keep moving forward!

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Amarachi

I agree πŸ’― Consistency is key!

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Victoria Ayodeji Ayomide

Great post

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Amarachi

Thank you Victoria!

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Ifo Ikede

I am an African living in Canada .. I would love to see how i can help out with she code Africa .. #onelove

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Amarachi

Hello Ifo, it’s so nice of you to want to contribute to the work we do at She Code Africa.
For donations and partnerships, you can check out our website: shecodeafrica.org/donate-partner

If you’d want to reach out to us directly for partnership, you can do so via partnership@shecodeafrica.org.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Victoria Adedayo

Being a part of She Code Africa has been an amazing decision.
So excited to be here πŸ€—β€

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Amarachi

We’re so pleased to hear this Victoria. Good to know you’re having an amazing time.

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Annie Ho

Your coding knowledge builds over time and experience so never give up! It’s okay to relearn concepts. Bit by bit, you will make progress and get to where you want to go.

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Amarachi

Progress over perfection πŸ’―πŸ’―
Thank you for sharing.