Meet the team: Amanda Gelinas

I'm excited to join CodeNewbie as the Community and Social Media Manager! I can't wait to get to know you better and help you reach your coding goals! Here's a bit more about me:

What first got you interested in coding? 

I participated in various hackathons during my time in undergrad. I won a Digital Women’s Hackathon where my team and I coded a website for undergraduate women in STEM and business to easily find mentors in their chosen field. I loved the challenge and competition of hackathons as well as the energy of students who formed this community that’s passionate about technology. 

Why CodeNewbie? 

I want to help those in the tech community have a positive, inclusive support system that will serve as a huge part of their growth and development. Every person in the community brings different opinions, a new perspective, and knowledge. I want to highlight that and have the community learn from one another and celebrate each other’s wins. I want people to know they aren’t alone.

Where are you from? 

I’m from Illinois originally. But have spent the past year ½ living in LA. 

What do you do at CodeNewbie?

My day-to-day is to create and share content that you will love, learn from, and feel empowered by. I want to feature content that starts a conversation and dialog that can help your coding journey. The voice of every single person in the CodeNewbie community is powerful and important and I want to be sure to always showcase that. 

Say hi on twitter! @AmandaGelinas3