Hello world! I’m Sarah and I’m a freelance front-end web developer from Canton, Ohio. I design, build, and edit WordPress websites for small businesses and creatives. I also work on various code related projects with React.js, Ruby, and Python.
I’m also a producer. I originally started blogging on The Original BritishPandaChick blog where I created the My Coding Journey series. I spent two years managing the BritishPandaChick Codes blog where I talked about coding, careers, and books. Today I manage Needlework Kits blogs where I talk about craft kits I make as well as write posts on The Practical Dev and Code Newbie. I’ve written content for other platforms including App Academy Book Prescriber.
Before I started learning how to code, I spent 9 years teaching students academic skills at different schools in Stark County and at Sylvan Learning. Today I combined my coding skills and teaching background together to mentor new developers just getting started in tech. In April 2020, I taught a brown bag lesson to Lambda School students on how to use Bootstrap to create a portfolio website.
When I am not writing code or blogging, I serve as the moderator for the Elphas Can Code online community on Elpha. In July 2019, I created the Disney Codes Challenge in order to help developers develop the habit of building more projects. I also mentor new developers in my spare time by providing support and empowering developers as they continue to code. In 2020, I became an VIP expert on Fairy God Boss and started sharing advice to help job seekers with their careers.