Learning the language in Web Development
Coding is just another language Daphne Haddad has picked up on her way to a successful web development career.
"Ever since I was a kid, I've always enjoyed taking things apart and figuring out what the issue was, rebuilding and reassembling it. In a way, this is the same thing; just with code."
As a native of Montreal, Quebec, Daphne Haddad had to learn both French and English.
Coding is a third language she’s mastered.
“It’s nice to see your end product live and in action,” said Daphne. “But whenever you come across a complication in your coding and figuring out what the issue is, getting everything to layout the way you want it to, all of that excites me. I don’t know how to explain it. It is time-consuming, but it’s fun for me. I like fixing problems.”
Daphne is a few months away from completing the Web Development program, but it has already helped her on the road to success. She has been helping her aunt, who owns a local cosmetic company, build a website alongside her sister, a graphic designer. That experience also encouraged Daphne to continue into the web development field.
She completed an internship with Radvine Marketing in the summer of 2019. The experience showed her different ways to build and develop a website.
What Daphne prefers is a blank slate. It offers her the freedom to create using the coding skills she has developed.
“I prefer coding from scratch. To me, I feel like I have more control over the code,” she said. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always enjoyed taking things apart and figuring out what the issue was, rebuilding and reassembling it. In a way, this is the same thing; just with code.”
In Business Professionals of America competition, Daphne was part of a team that won first in the state and second in the nation in 2019. The competition gave her the opportunity to find new challenges.
“When you do the competition, you challenge yourself, because there are things you want to apply to your project that you don’t necessarily know yet,” she said. “So you have to step outside the box, do the research and start to understand how everything works that you want to apply in your project.”