A tribute to our superhero teachers!

Posted on September 24, 2016

100 Tjejer kodar Yearbook

It´s only been a few weeks since we kicked off 100 Tjejer kodar in Barcelona but we are already getting nostalgic when we look back at the photos of the week. It was such a great fun week and we wish the week had not gone by so fast. But none of this would have happened if it wasn´t because of our fantastic teachers! Which is why we would like to throw a tribute to our teachers who are the ones who really made sure Sweden now has 100 more programmers. Thank you Emil Stenström, Teresia Schullström, Damien Timewell, Mattias Jähnke, Annie Thorell, Shay Weiss, Rafika Ida Mutia and Ana Maria Galindo Rodriguez - you are our champions!

We figured we let our course participants themselves share what they thought about our teachers. And their comments are truly touching. Here are some of them.

Rafika Ida Mutia and Ana Maria Galindo Rodriguez - The Essentials of Programming


"ANA AND RAFIKA HAS OPENED UP A WHOLE NEW WORLD TO ME. A HIDDEN OCEAN FULL OF LIFE HAS BEEN OPENED AND I HAVE TAKEN MY FIRST TREMBLING STROKES. THANK YOU TJEJER KODAR AND THANK YOU ANA AND RAFIKA"

"ANA AND RAFIKA, YOU HAVE THE BEST PATIENCE! THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME EXCITED ABOUT CODE. I WILL DEFINITELY CONTINUE WITH PROGRAMMING AT HOME. BIG <3 TO THE BOTH OF YOU!"

Annie Thorell - Javascript and React



"ANNIE HAS BEEN AMAZING THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. SHE'S SET THE BAR HIGH, BUT NOT UNREACHABLE. BY PEDAGOGICLY EXPLAIN THE ABSTRACTION BEHIND REACT, AND BY GIVEN US HINTS AND TIPS SHE'S HELPED US ALL TO REACH OUR GOALS. SHE MADE US FEEL SMART BY EXPLAINING HOW STUPID COMPUTERS REALLY ARE. SHE MADE US FEEL EMPOWERED. SHE'S BEEN BETTER THAN MY TEACHERS AT KTH AND SHE MADE ME LEARN SO MUCH DURING A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME."

"ANNIE!! DU ÄR SÅ COOL, PEDAGOGISK, KUNNIG OCH BRA. JAG HAR LÄRT MIG MASSOR - FRAMFÖRALLT TACK VARE ATT DU VERKLIGEN FÅR EN ATT TÄNKA SJÄLV OCH FÖRSÖKA. TACK FÖR EN FANTASTISK VECKA!"

Emil Stenström and Teresia Schullström - The Basics of Web Development


"EMIL WAS FANTASTIC! BEST COURSE I'VE BEEN AT, EVER. HE CREATED A SAFE AND INSPIRING ENVIRONMENT, WITH PEDAGOGIC EXAMPLES, CLEAR GOALS AND FUN FACTS. I NOW HAVE THE BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF DEVELOPMENT, AND THE TOOLS TO CONTINUE ON MY OWN. A SUPER SUPPORTIVE TEACHER!"

"EMIL ÄR SUPERPEDAGOGISK OCH UPPMUNTRANDE OCH HAR ETT OÄNDLIGT TÅLAMOD, PRECIS VAD MAN BEHÖVER AV EN LÄRARE NÄR MAN SKA LÄRA SIG PROGRAMMERA! TACK FÖR EN SJUKT KUL OCH EXTREMT LÄRORIK VECKA!"'

Shay Weiss - Become a Hackathon Pro

"SHAY HAS BEEN EXTREMELY PATIENT AND PEDAGOGICAL. SUPERTALENTED MAN! I'M SO HAPPY WE GOT THE CHANCE TO HAVE HIM AS TEACHER."

"SHAY, YOU ARE TRULY AWESOME! THANKS FOR LEARNING ME HOW TO MAKE MY TERMINAL LOOK LIKE THE MATRIX AND HOW TO SPY ON MY FACEBOOK FRIENDS. IT'S BEEN A GREAT WEEK <3"

Damien Timewell and Mattias Jähnke - Hardware Programming with Arduinos

"DAMIEN AND MATHIAS! THANKS FOR BEING SUCH INSPIRATIONAL AND UNDERSTANDING TEACHERS. I HAVE DEVELOPED A LOT (NOT INTENTIONAL PUN) AND WILL CONTINUE WITH ARDUINOS. NICE TO MEET YOU GUYS. CHEERS!"

"THANKS MATTIAS AND DAMIEN. YOU'VE WORKED SUPERHARD (IT AUTOCORRECTED TO SUPERHERO FIRST, AND THAT CAN BE TRUE TOO). I'VE FOUND NEW STRENGTH TO TAKE ON CODING CHALLENGES AND YOU'VE BOTH BEEN A HUGE PART OF THAT."

We are truly happy to have had you onboard. A big thanks from us at Tjejer kodar!

Maria Selting

Maria är den före detta Handelsstudenten som på grund av bristande utvecklingsresurser (à la klassiskt tech Stockholm-problem) fick lära sig enklare programmering för att slippa flaskhalsar i sitt arbete. Sedan dess har hon fortsatt att intressera sig för teknik i alla dess former, både ur ett konceptuellt businessperspektiv ner till minsta trackingkod. Om dagarna arbetar Maria med growth på iZettle och på fritiden är hon med och driver Tjejer kodar som PR-ansvarig. Är du intresserad av att gästblogga? Hör av dig till Maria på maria@tjejerkodar.se.

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