Meet the Instructor: Holly

How long have you been coding? How did you get started?

2.5/3 years. I started playing around with free tutorials like Codecademy and Freecodecamp.

What do you enjoy about working at Manchester Codes?

I feel like it's my chance to give back! I took the Manchester Codes Software Engineer Fast Track course myself in 2019 and have been working as a developer for almost 2 years so it's great to be able to help new students along their journey.

What gets you excited about Technology?

The seemingly endless opportunities - there's always something new to learn.

Favourite language and framework/library/ tool?

React

Least favourite language and framework/library/ tool?

C# - Only because I didn't have the time to learn it properly!

One piece of advice you have for people fresh to Software development?

You will never know everything, and it's ok to feel overwhelmed! I'm still learning every single day.

Outside of work, what do like to do for fun? How do you spend your downtime?

Cooking, watching Netflix and the gym - how boring!

What did you want to be when you were younger?

A checkout worker at Sainsburys!

Do you have a pet? If so, what do you have?

No, unfortunately I lost my cat recently :( I am a big cat person though so will hopefully get another in the near future!

What would your dream holiday destination be?

Japan - I was supposed to go in 2020 but Covid had other ideas.

If you were stranded on a remote island, alone. What piece of technology/ gadget would you be unable to live without?

Anything that plays music!

How can people follow your journey?

https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-fanthorpe/