Liz Phillips is a full stack software engineer in New York City. She has a strong background in design from her previous career working in theater and film. Every week you can tune into her educational Twitch stream where she’s creating a welcoming community for coders of all skill levels to meet other coders, ask questions, and learn by working on a real open source projects and answering questions. Liz jumped into tech through the Grace Hopper coding bootcamp.
Liz is a proud member of the The Live Coders Twitch stream team. Liz believes in using coding powers to help others. If you’re on the streets of New York you might see her skate by.
“With coding. You have an input and you have an output and like all the stuff in between is kind of artistic.”
“In the boot camp you were going through HTML, CSS jQuery, React all the way up through building the whole stack. In three months.”
“Try some free resources. Try code academy. Try free code camp. See if you like it. If you can afford it, take a coding bootcamp prep class, see if you like it. And if you do those things and you’re like, ‘Wow, I really enjoyed this’, you can totally do it for a living.”
“I feel like if I wanted to, I could go a lot of different places and thats something I just never had with theater, which is really nice. Also, I now have this skill set that opens a lot of doors for different things that I want to do, whether that’s trying to teach other people things or making an app that might make me money or doing the twitch streaming.“
Tune into Liz’s Twitch Channel - Illuminated Space - https://www.twitch.tv/illuminatedspace
Liz is also a part of the the group Live Coders - Learn about coding by watching coders! - https://livecoders.dev/
Learn more about the Grace Hopper Bootcamp - https://www.gracehopper.com/