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Paige Niedringhaus Has the Coding Strategy For Your Startup

by Muriel Vega

Marketing maven Paige Niedringhaus has big ideas about content strategy and social media campaigns. Her drive to see them come to life led her to Digital Crafts’ 16-week bootcamp. Now, after graduation, she finds herself improving her skills through Stack Overflow and learning more JavaScript frameworks like Backbone and React. She not only brings web development experience to the table but, also, impressive digital marketing chops.

Her perfect employer is an established development team at a mid-size company or agency. Scoop up this junior dev and her splendid skills before it’s too late.

What program were you currently enrolled in?

The DigitalCrafts 16-week, full-stack web development bootcamp.

What is your previous education?

I went to Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business and graduated with a BBA in Marketing, Management and International Business.

paige-digitalcraftsWhat was your work experience before aspiring to become a web developer?

I worked in the digital marketing and advertising industry on both the client and agency side, as an account manager and then a content strategist. If you can name a piece of the digital marketing puzzle, I’ve probably done it: SEM, SEO, email marketing, social media marketing, strategy, etc.

My most recent experience was leading social media campaigns and developing content strategies for brands. Then I decided I wanted to be able to build the ideas I came up with for clients instead of handing them off to dev teams, which lead me to DigitalCrafts and my current path.

What technology and tools are essential to you as a developer?

Sublime’s text editor is my jam. With all the linters you can add to it, you can customize the editor in so many different ways. The command line is my best friend and worst enemy sometimes, usually the former though, it makes installing packages from npm a breeze, and running servers for full-stack projects a piece of cake.

I find myself on Stack Overflow at least a couple of times each day when trying to figure out how to overcome roadblocks in my own code, and even though W3Schools can be very basic, it can also be very helpful. And although I try to be platform agnostic, I use the Google Chrome browser almost exclusively while developing.   

How do you stay informed & on top of emerging trends?

I try to regularly attend Meetups around the Atlanta area. A few of my favorites are PyAtl, PyLadies, Women Who Code, and JavaScript are all excellent for learning about new things in tech. Newsletters are a great source of info for me: DevTips, HTML5 Weekly, CSS Weekly, Smartbrief, The Content Strategist, etc.

paige-digitalcrafts-2After DigitalCrafts, what’s next on your list to learn?

I’m very interested in learning more JavaScript frameworks like Backbone and React, as well as diving into Ruby on Rails, PHP and maybe even mobile app development with Swift and Objective-C.

Are you interested in working for a startup, agency, mid-sized company, or a corporate giant?

As my first job, I’d like to work for an agency, a mid-sized company or larger. After DigitalCrafts, I’m very aware of how much more I need to learn to truly become a great developer, so I want to be part of a team of developers much smarter and more experienced than myself who can help mentor and guide me into becoming just that while contributing positively to what they’re working on.

Interested in looking at Paige’s credentials? Check out her website, GitHub, and LinkedIn


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