Meet the Instructor: Aishah Bushra

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

Coming up to a year and a half now! I got started by doing a few sessions on Free Code Camp, but it really started when I went to an Open evening for Manchester Codes and then did their Intro to Programming course.

What do you enjoy about working at Manchester Codes? // New? What are you most looking forward to with working at Manchester Codes?

As I've done the course myself, I know where students might feel a bit overwhelmed/lost/unconfident (as I did during my boot camp), so I'm looking forward to making sure they're reassured and motivated to keep pushing on. I've seen what this has done for my career, so I want to share everything I can so others can experience the same!

What gets you excited about Technology?

The fact that nothing is impossible... I now know that if you acquire the right tools and skills, just about anything is possible in this day and age because of how quickly tech is progressing.

Favourite language and framework/library/ tool?

I'm a Javascript girl, through and through. Currently focusing on React!

Least favourite language and framework/library/ tool?

Probably Enzyme, a testing utility in React that has caused me a copious amount of headaches...

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

Don't feel like you have to understand everything straight away... it comes with time!

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

I love going out for dinner, brunches, breakfasts, coffee - anything food related! I also love going to the gym (to restore the balance).

What did you want to be when you were younger?

An ice cream truck driver... one day!

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

No pets, but I love a good cat.

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

My Apple Watch, can't lose the exercise streak that I have going.