Discover Coding…

Discover coding

Discover Coding a panel session.


Our next virtual meet up will be held as part of Sheffield Digital Festival.

Ever wondered about trading your current profession for life as a software/web developer? Maybe you thought you had to follow a certain path to get there? Perhaps you know a young person who dreams of becoming a developer but you have no idea how to encourage them in the right direction?

Join us on 17 November to hear 4 brilliant women share their stories of how they found their way into coding. Some may even surprise you!

Our panellists come from all walks of life, but they share a common love for coding and will be sure to inspire you.


Sophie WendellSophie Wendell – Software Engineer at Zoo Digital

A somewhat squiggly trajectory into tech, starting out with a languages degree that took me into the role of Translation Coordinator, followed by Project Coordinator, and then Languages Manager.

Studied programming on the side in my free time for a while, before eventually plucking up the courage to apply for a Junior Software Engineer position in the same company.


Steph Walker - Discover CodingSteph WalkerDirector and Web Developer at Delicious Media

Steph is co-founder and web developer at Delicious Media, a web agency based in Sheffield. She is one of the co-organisers at WordPress Leeds, a monthly meetup for both developers and users. Outside of work, she is a keen bread baker and dabbles at growing her own veg.


Aayla BanuAalya Banu – Trainee Developer at The Developer Academy 

Aalya is a trainee web developer at The Developer Academy and a tech enthusiast. She started coding in secondary school and hasn’t stopped since. A firm believer in lifelong learning and empowerment through education, she has a wide range of experience working in machine learning and simulation. Besides coding, she enjoys reading, teaching kids maths and exploring historical sites.

Lena OsmanLena Abdelsrahm – Freelance Web Developer

Initially an Electronics engineer with two years of practical experience, following my passion, I sought a career shift into Web Development. Enrolled in Three different Web development BootCamps in Ireland and the UK.

developed valuable Hand-On experience working on different projects individually and in a team using different techniques, however, I like working in a team, as I will be able to learn a lot more and a lot faster compared to working on your own. As the saying goes: ‘two heads are better than one’.

I love spending time fixing little details, building, and optimizing web apps, using my skills set in Programming languages.

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5:45pm Zoom room opens

6:00pm Hellos and introductions

6:10pm The Panel

6:50pm Q&A

7:00pm – ish Close (we’ll stay open for as long as people want to chat)

Event Details

Start Date : 2020-11-17

End Date : 2020-11-17

Time : 17:45

Cost : Free

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Event Venue

Venue : Online