Aranzazu Salguero Lemaur

Milton Keynes

About me

My name is Aran and I was born in Bilbao, in Northern Spain. I grew up in a house where my parents always played English music and always had the same answer to the question I used to ask every time we were by the sea. My question was "what's beyond the horizon?" Their answer was "England". I have been living in England for 5 years now, although I did my Erasmus and internships here, so I can say I crossed that horizon a couple of times!

With a Bachelor's Degree in Translation and Interpreting and a Master's Degree in Business Administration, my 8-year career has been full of daily challenges: apart from translating, getting new clients, learning from my mistakes, expanding my vision and running my business myself, I had to learn simple MS Word and Excel macros in order to speed up my processes. This required me to work outside my comfort zone, but it has been a steep learning curve that I have overcome with hard work, determination and perseverance.

In fact, I am a motivated and lifelong learner who loves challenges and solving problems. At the end of 2018, I had to go a step further in my career. Therefore, I started learning Python in order to understand the world of Machine Translations and how to exploit them better to my benefit. The resources I used were freecodecamp, several books, one course on Coursera, and a workshop by General Assembly. Exactly a year ago, I met a GirlsCodeMK coach who suggested I could join this group in Milton Keynes. Since then, I have participated in one Django Girls weekend workshop and contributed as a back-end developer for a Hackathon organised by them. Also, I attend their meetups, which happen every fortnight and where I love asking for opinions, suggestions and more resources to take my programming experience a step further.

At the end of 2019, I realised that I wanted to help people. This is why I started to learn HTML, CSS and JavaScript on freecodecamp and I can say I am enjoying it more than Python! One reason is because you can follow coding practices that promote web accessibility to people with disabilities. Moreover, I am supplementing this knowledge with a course on Agile environments.

I really want to give my programming experience a boost and learn concepts, languages ​​and frameworks. I do not like leaving behind any opportunities, nor any challenge.


Interested in

Technologies of Expertise

Technologies of Interest

HTML, CSS, Javascript, React, Node, Mongo, Flutter