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  • Hola, my name is Andrea and I'm a Fullstack engineer originally from San Francisco and currently based in Austin, TX!

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In our community.

Some of my latest work.

As I've transitioned from a marketing and sales background to a Full-Stack Developer I've focused on embracing projects that have challenged me from a more technical perspective. I've created projects that have incorporated JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, React, React Native, Node.js, SQL, HTML & CSS. I've also used environments & tools such as Docker, GitHub, Zenhub, MongoDB and Sketch.

About Me.


After spending a few years on the marketing and sales side of tech, I wanted to take a huge leap and dive into a world that was truly unknown to me - development. I wanted to learn how to build webpages and mobile apps and try to breakdown the definiton of "technology" to better undesrtand what it means. I wanted to find my way into this field that I found so curious about, and find a way to make it more accessible to the underrepresented communities that I'm a part of. And so beyond sharing some of my work above I wanted to share of few themes and passions in my life that have helped push me to where I am today and shape the kind of person I strive to become...

"Be the change you want to see in the world" - Gandhi

This quote by Gandhi is a quote that has truly redefined my passions in life and pushed me to take steps to get to where I am today. Currently the tech space is only made up of 2% of latina women in the U.S., and 96% of all developers in the world are men. I simply saw a huge issue with these numbers, and wanted bridge this gap for the those that are simply underreprestened because of this field and industry seems so unattainable. I want to share my story with others that... "Girl, YES! YOU CAN CODE!"...and I know this because I did it. I want to try to be some sort or insipiration for young women who think they don't belong in the developer community or too scared to even try, or at least be a resource for questions!

Growing with your community & through your community

Flatiron Fullstack Immersive | Techqueria | Latinas in Tech

Throughout my career I've picked up and moved a few different times. I'm originally born and raised in SF, and worked there in the tech space for over 2 years. I later moved to NYC to work for VICE media, and came to realize that my true passion was being in technology. After many months of reserach and personal preparation I made the jump to quit my job and attend Flatiron's Software Engineering Immersive Program - fulltime, and couldn't be more happy with my choice in coding bootcamp. At Flatiron I truly realized the strength in being part of such a supportive, welcoming and challenging environment. I learned a lot from a technical perspective, but also walked away with a really amazing life-long community. It was here that I realized how important no matter where you are in life, and no matter what you're transitioning into, or out of - you always need some sort of support or community. For the last few years I've become incredibly involved in my personal mission to promote more diversity in tech and that has naturally led to be involved in some amazing organizagtions. I'm currenlty a member of Latinas in Tech, and an Austin Chapter Organizer for Techqueria

Some of the things I've attempted to learn and write about.


@andreancardona

August 6th, 2019

How I went from Marketing to a Developer

As someone who was born and raised in San Francisco, you would think that I have lived, breathed, and bathed in tech from when I first learned how to walk. Or taken coding classes since middle school - but nah...not really...actually, not all.

November 17th, 2018

DivDay 2018 presentation @ University of Texas

Ahhh! I’m not too sure where to even begin, but I wanted to tell you all a bit about very first experience being a speaker and presenting at a conference. And yes I was nervous…very very nervous

July 18th, 2018

How I failed and succeeded at my first technical interview…here we go

I’m sure many many developers have written about this but, I wanted to share some of the things that I learned during my first technical interview. These are more learnings that I have gained after reflecting a bit on what I think went well and perhaps what didn’t — not necessarily direct feedback from the interviewer.

July 4th, 2018

Loops, loops and… just 2 more loop s— JavaScript Basics

As a fairly recent graduate of the Flatiron Immersive Software Engineering course, I am more than excited to share some amazing programming skills that I’ve learned and fundamental tools I’ve walked away with. And today I wanted to talk about loops in JavaScript…because…well…they’re really important, really fun to work with, and core part of the language.

March 27th, 2018

How to work with Chart.js in your React App

I just had the experience of working with Chart.js while finishing up my final project for my coding bootcamp…and it was actually a lot more fun than I was expecting. Here are some key things to get you started with your charts!

March 6th, 2018

Arrow functions ( ) => {…let me get this straight}

When first learning how to code…and even to this day — one of my biggest struggles was understanding the syntax — and how one function or method could be written in so many different ways. Although it’s quite intimidating, and it’s often based on the personal preference of the programmer…don’t be alarmed!

February 13th, 2018

My leap into the unknown…

Why I decided to learn how to program: In short…and as a small forewarning…this is a bit of a journey post — to share with you all why I decided to go become a software engineer.

Let's Connect.


I love connecting with others and learning more about their backgrounds and stories. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, or if you'd like to meet up for a cup of cafe!