Unicorn 🦄 is the most overused word in tech, refers to private startups with a value of $1 billion dollars or above.
Also used to define a superhuman who can design and code, conduct user research, come up with business strategies, write UX copy, and other superpowers.
🤓 I started my tech career coding.
My first internship was in Matrix, not from movies, sounds funny today but I learned a lot in this company in Brazil.
Matrix builds 🔨 medical software for hospitals 🏥 and clinics, using a common language in their industry called MUMPS, a standard adopted by the US government years ago (🦆🦆 DuckDuckGo it — sorry I don’t use Google as a search engine).
Since then, coding skills always helped me to build this bridge between devs and designers.
📐 Understanding code makes you a better designer. You see the value of organizing layers in a correct hierarchy and renaming it correctly — a good explanation of how to use frames on Figma.
😥 One thing that I regret in my career was to stop coding, and I was missing a lot of the feeling of bringing design to life.
In 2021 I decided to join the Web Development bootcamp at Ironhack to reshape my skills. It was a great experience to review concepts and learn new technologies.
My final project was an old inspiration in 🎤 music industry, and was voted ✅
🏆 Top project of cohort
🏆 Ironhack Hackshow Final Winner
I’m glad to be selected from so many amazing projects and all friends I made and worked together on the projects.
How do I feel now?
I feel that I have a lot to learn and this experience boosted my energy and confidence in code.
Final thoughts 🤔
I might need to buy:
- 🖥 Super widescreen monitor
- ⌨️ Mechanical keyboard