Ladies Love Code: Kassandra Walker

Kassandra Walker

Kassandra Walker

Student B.A. Computer Science Candidate –
Kassandra is currently pursing a B.A. in Computer Science at UNC Charlotte. She hopes to have a career designing applications that improve life for communities while sharing her story of how technology continues to change her life. It was a pleasure interviewing Kassandra as a fellow lady who loves code.

When did you start coding?

I started ‘coding’ when I was in 7th grade. I found a website that offered resources and I used one of their HTML and CSS templates and would edit it until I understood the code. After I understood that I even made MySpace layouts (THROWBACK)! I don’t know why I started, but I guess curiosity took the lead!

What are some coding projects you’re currently working on?

I am currently brainstorming a redesign for my personal portfolio and helping a local children’s writer create her website. In addition to all of these, I am working on starting my own blog, A Fruitful Student. Outside of personal projects, I have school projects and projects at work (I work in the financial industry).

Do you have a favorite code editor?

It depends on what I am working on! Dreamweaver is my favorite when I am working on HTML and CSS or JavaScript. Their code suggestions, live editor, and responsive design tools are the reason I love Dreamweaver. Outside of that, I tend to use PHPMyStorm or Notepad++ to edit other web languages. They also have color coding and are easy to use. For Java I tend to use Netbeans IDE because it is what I use in college.

What is your favorite CMS?

I have only used WordPress so it must be my favorite! I know that WordPress allows for the developer to have control, but also empowers the client (or editor) to create content without needing to know code. It is great for me and the clients I work with!

What is your favorite coding language?

I definitely love HTML and CSS the most, but I am also in the process of learning PHP and JS more in depth. I love to create things and see visual results which is why I favor HTML and CSS. I am able to see my work right away (even if it doesn’t have all the functionality yet).

Do you have any advice for women learning code?

If you do not have a network of women around you who support you, reach out and find one, even if it is just online. There are more people for you than against you and there are amazing resources online (such as XO PIXEL and other tutorials).

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I'm a Content Creator, Front-End Web Developer, UI Designer, based in Toronto, Canada. I have a healthy addiction to the internet, technology, and digital media. I'm so passionate about all things design and tech that I write about it any chance I get on my blog!

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