Meet the Makers Fellows: Giada Simonetti
We recently launched our first Fellowship, where we decided to fund a number of places to increase diversity in tech. Read more about one of our 2017 Fellows, Giada Simonetti, below.
I’m from Chiaravalle — a very small and quiet town in the center of Italy in the Marche region.
I moved to London with my boyfriend about three years ago.
I worked in Primark in Hammersmith as a retail assistant at first, and then as a visual merchandiser, but I am an art historian by training.
Last year I attended a web design course at the ELATT while I was working, then a few months ago I decided to quit my job and study web development.
Since last year, I have been studying web design in my spare time while working full time.
A few months ago, I decided to speed up my improvement in order to change my career path.
When I saw the Makers Academy fellowship application, I thought immediately that it could be my chance to accelerate my learning and my coding.
I feel very excited about the fellowship, and I’m looking forward to starting the course and to meeting the team and all the other students.
I’m very grateful for the opportunity that Makers Academy is giving me and want to give my best to learn as much as I can.
My boyfriend is my inspiration and my support. Two years ago he chose to change his career and start coding.
To do so, he left his job and attended Makers Academy. I saw how intensive it was, and now that I’ve started a similar journey, he’s very supportive.
(You can follow Giada on Twitter here: @VioletGiada)
We launched a Fellowship because we want to improve diversity in the tech community. We wish that money wasn’t a barrier to achieving your dreams — that’s why we’re experimenting with removing fees in order to include a broader range of people on our course. If you’re interested in knowing when our next Fellowship is launched, click here.
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