Hi Daily Zooniverse readers, my name is Mariam and I’m currently having fun working on zooniverse.org as the Web Developer intern!
My first encounter with code was with an organisation called Code First: Girls whilst studying Psychology at university. I completed their introductory course in web development and was instantly hooked. Coding felt incredibly empowering and enabled me to be as creative as I wanted – I could go from programming a robot to building a website to building an app, whenever and wherever. After graduating I began teaching myself how to code with the aim of becoming a fully fledged Developer. I used online resources and regularly attended meet-ups, workshops and conferences with organisations such as codebar, Code First: Girls and Node Girls. As you can imagine, being accepted onto this internship meant a great deal to me as I was eager to build upon my understanding of languages and technologies, and I’d heard such great things about the Zooniverse team.
It has been a jam-packed 3 weeks and I have enjoyed every moment of it! I feel very fortunate to have Zooniverse as my starting base into the realm of technology, not only because it is a brilliant cause but also because the team here are so welcoming and incredibly supportive. I’m very excited for the upcoming weeks and I hope to keep you up to date with my journey whilst at the Zooniverse.