Why I Traveled from Los Angeles to Detroit to learn how to Code!

Check out this short empowering video as a Sisters Code participant shares why she traveled from Los Angeles to Detroit to learn how to code.  She also gives a powerful message to us other female “Mature Geeks” about taking care of and investing in ourselves!

Earlier this summer I received what I thought was a routine inquiry about Sisters Code’s Weekend Website Warrior.  However the lady on the other end stated, “I just purchased a ticket from Los Angeles to attend your class in Detroit!”  Although we welcome all women, I couldn’t understand exactly why she was willing to travel so far from home to learn CSS, HTML, and JavaScript!

She informed me that she looked all over and she could not find a class like ours which is for older women, taught by women, and it seemed as if we provided a judgement free and fun environment.  I always say that their is power in the first step, and sometimes we just have to take that leap, get out of our comfort zones and simply try something new!

Kudos to Mrs. Raphael Plunkett who not only took the first step, she actually boarded a flight and invested in herself!