Hi! My name is Diana and I am a Trainee Ruby developer in Smart Pension.
I have a degree in Clarinet Performance, studied Art History in University and have a Masters degree in Art Market studies and management of related companies, all in Spain.
I moved to London after finishing my master’s degree and have held posts across the art world where I strengthened my knowledge of the commercial aspect of contemporary art with established artists and learned more about the avant-garde and experimental work of younger and emerging artists.
I started exploring tech while working in art. In some of my job positions I had to manage the website of the company and create an e-commerce platform. I felt it was important to learn more about it and following the birth of my daughter in 2017 I spent a year off work taking care of her and I filled my free time with learning to code. I managed to do some readings and complete various online education courses in order to get the basics on HTML, CSS and JS.
Coding became my passion, along with art and music. I loved the sense of accomplishment when solving a difficult problem and found programming very close to what I was used to, like a functional art. By the end of 2018 I decided to change career and retrain as a web developer.
I have completed the Online Software Engineering Bootcamp at Flatiron School on December ’19 and nowadays I am working as a dev and looking forward to learning more about TDD and algorithms.
PyCon UK, 2019, Cardiff, UK.
Google Cloud Next, 2019, London, UK.
Online education courses prior my bootcamp:
- Understanding the Web
- Manage your code with Git and GitHub
- Learn the command line in Terminal
- Introduction to HTML
- Learn CSS
- Static Site Generators
- Metaprogramming, Ruby 2