Ethan has already begun to make big splashes in the maker community, and at 15 is proving to be a force to be reckoned with. Here, he talks about why he won't be slowing down any time soon as a keen product creator, and how to ensure productivity that can take you to the top.
A big supporter of females in the maker industry, Steph is using her experience to create products that she wasn't able to previously and has used her drive and passion to turn the community on it's head with products that are hitting the top on ProductHunt. Here she shares how a can do attitude is the key ingredient to becoming a successful maker.
Appreciating your community can make you unstoppable, and stepping into the tech industry Noemi ensured that her growth came from immersing herself with other creators. Using business acumen, she shares how it's never too late to walk away from something that doesn't give you joy and turn it into something you love.
Looking for opportunities has always been a strong character trait in Ryzal, and even when rejection could have kicked him; he persevered ensuring that he his love for computing and programming came out on top. Moving halfway across the world to chase his dreams, he now continues to prove that by starting from scratch you can find success if you utilise the right resources and the right mind set for what you want to get out of your creator career.
Life can sometimes take you on an unexpected journey and as the creator of Coderstory; Jess is a living example of what can happen when life surprises you. As she begins a new chapter in her life with Coderstory she shares why she was ready to bring a platform to life that would educate others, whilst still learning and embracing a community that welcomed her with open eyes. Never one to sit still, she's ready to grow and expand, sharing her passion to bring change to the world one platform at a time.
Starting in his garden shed, Jet's imagination would take him from creating swords and crossbows and transform him into the programming traveller that he is today, out seeing the world and using his love for coding to share his travels with everyone. Embracing every opportunity to not just learn, but learn from his failures; Jet provides a thorough insight into what it means to be an enthusiastic coder in an ever changing community and how he intends to keep going no matter where in the world he is.
Sometimes you can lose your passion, and when you take time away; breathing space can make your perspective change. For Omar, taking time to see the world re-lit the fire he needed to take back control of his love for technology and embrace his skills in accordance with his own rules. His outlook is refreshing as he looks to climb every steep hill and continue his development to become a maker continuously bringing a splash of colour to the world around him.
Coding can be like a fun puzzle that you want to solve to ensure that every piece is exactly where it needs to be. Each piece has it's place and for Paige; using this way of thinking has proven to be detrimental throughout her journey as a creator. Whilst self doubt can be a cruel mistress, her accomplishments have proven to be the driving force behind her continued success; and with the world at her feet and with the comraderie of the teams that she has worked alongside she has proven that achieving your successes is down to what you believe in; especially when you practice self belief.
Arthur identifies a hard working ethic and a humble mind key to your success which has allowed for him to control the pace of his journey as a coder. With education at the forefront of his priorities he is keen to ensure that his work is completed at a speed that works best for him, as rushing through will only allow for mistakes in the future. With the finishing line of his degree in touching distance, he is ready to spread his wings and flourish as a creator knowing that there will always be opportunities for him to bring great new things to the coding community.
Becoming part of CoderStory was only the beginning for Ben as this particular swim was in uncharted waters. With an opportunity handed to him, his focus has been trying to ensure that everyone's stories are told in the best way possible and bringing content to readers that makes a difference. Just like the stories told before him, and those happening around him he is learning to appreciate what he can do, build his confidence up and become an integral part of the maker community by writing what he believes can make a difference in the future.
Daniel's ideas were built from a desire to learn on his own terms and as time has passed; he has seen what has worked and what hasn't for other platforms. As a maker who was never a fan of the noise that surrounds many applications he wanted to bring something to the community that took out the excess and focused on what they really need, and this is how Makepad was born. Now as he looks to the future, Makepad's light shines bright as he takes it to the next level, all the while ensuring that his knowledge is true to his passions and focus that he controls.
Before cementing herself as an on-trend creator, April's journey as a programmer started in the fashion industry before she took her well designed heels and decided to put her stamp on the tech world. Using her 'Don't give up' attitude she has taken her love for programming and turned it into a career that continues to flourish now that she has found her forever home with Microsoft. With a colourful future ahead of her, she's a force to be reckoned with and the tech runway is the platform that she will continue to keep on giving to.
Lee's keen eye for fixing bugs started from a young age and along the way he's had the opportunity to continue working and learning whilst experiencing the rise (and sometimes fall) of technology. (MSN anyone?). Now as a lead developer he is using his experience to actively solve problems a day at a time whilst ensuring that those who are still quite new to the field are learning in a timely and productive manner. His experience has allowed him to see when it's time to slow down, but also how to utilise the best tools which makes him a seasoned pro in a community that is sure to see more changes in the near future.
Persistence and utilising the public coding community have been detrimental in Shawn's journey. From one country to another, he has found his calling in a continuosly evolving industry and sees that by learning with your peers, the impossible can become the possible. If there are new toys out there, he's like a kid in a toy shop but utilises this to make him a better maker. Knowing when one thing doesn't work for you is key as like Shawn you can choose to go all in on your passions which will always make for a happier life and creative mindset.