How I went from Marketing to a DeveloperFeatured

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Thank you Andrea for writing for us! If you have a story to share with us, or know someone who does, DM me or send us a note at hi@elpha.com. We'd love to hear from you.
whitneycaneel's profile thumbnail
Hi Andrea!Would love to know if you have leveraged your marketing experience in your new role as a dev and how?Really enjoyed reading your story, thanks so much for taking the time to share with us!
andreacardona's profile thumbnail
Hi Whitney! Yes I have actually. I recently kicked off a new project internally - and it has allowed me to work with so many different roles and expertise from UI, UX, Content and Research etc. In our broader meetings I've (kind of...) forced myself to voice my questions around marketing, sales and our over-all strategy, because even though, I'm not partaking in the day-to-day business decisions, it's helped me better understand the goals and expectations. I hope this answers your question!
amazzocchi's profile thumbnail
Thank you for sharing your story, I am trying to transition from bio-researcher to bio-researcher x data science and reading stories like your own are very encouraging and show how possible these transitions are.
andreacardona's profile thumbnail
Thank you!! Feel free to reach out with any questions. :)
lpurpura's profile thumbnail
Thank you, Andrea, for sharing your career story! Can I email you a few questions I had regarding the NYC program? If so, let me know your email and thanks again!
andreacardona's profile thumbnail
Yes of course! I will DM you my email. :)
katiecarrel's profile thumbnail
Hi Andrea! Thank you for sharing your story - as a fellow Flatiron grad from Seattle it was awesome to hear about your journey. :)
andreacardona's profile thumbnail
So glad to connect with Flatiron Alums. Thank you for the support. :)
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Amazing! Fellow 1st gen and latam here :) What an uplifting journey. I'm currently exploring the more technical side of tech (I've worked in tech >8yrs., but within sales/operations) and have definitely found it challenging to educate myself while also having a full time job and care-taking responsibilities. Any recs for people that can't necessarily leave their full-time jobs?
andreacardona's profile thumbnail
Thank you! Yes!! There are soo many bootcamps that now offer part-time courses to help those who can't leave their full-time roles. Have you looked into those? Or online bootcamps? - Flatiron has an online / remote course!
SandyJ's profile thumbnail
Haven't looked into these yet, but thanks for recs!
peachytango's profile thumbnail
This is such an inspiring story, congratulations on your accomplishments!