CFG MEMBER BIO
RAKIYA SULEIMAN, 25
PRODUCT MANAGER, DIGITAL HUB @ ARUP
Code First Girls Instructor, Python & Web Dev Course Alumni & Career Switcher
HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY INTO TECH BEGIN?
My first proper exposure to technology was in 2015 when I decided to make a website for my blog on WordPress. I had no idea what I was doing, but I remember the sheer excitement when I edited my first CSS file and saw the font and colours of my website change. This motivated me to have deeper-than-average technical skills and also to promote diversity within the technology space. Prior to CFG, I was studying for my MSc in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management at Imperial College Business School and working for a Fintech startup in London.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH CFG?
I took the Front End Development, Python and SQL courses.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO GET INVOLVED?
I wanted to gain the necessary skills required to work within the technology sector and to be part of a community that fosters diversity in technology.