Hello, 👋, my name is Sophia Brandt.

Former tax officer turned software developer

I work as a full-stack software developer with a focus on front-end at a digital agency. I also volunteer as a Star Mentor and GitHub team member to the Zero to Mastery community where I help and support fledgling programmers.

When I was a stay-at-home mom, I started teaching myself to code - and I never looked back. 💜

I enjoy learning new programming languages, pen & paper role-playing games, and writing.

I’m interested in conflict resolution and trained as a mediator at Fernuniversität Hagen.


Writing

All my coding-related writing is available on https://www.rockyourcode.com.
You can find selected articles on Dev.to as well.

I also write a blog about pen and paper role-playing games at https://www.dieheart.net.


Talks

I gave a talk at the Softwerkskammer Ruhrgebiet about writing type-safe React applications with Reason. This talk stems from my experiences in learning ReasonML in public.

The repository and slides are available on GitHub.

I also talked about my experience getting a job in tech in a fireside chat for a coding bootcamp in 2021: Fireside Chat mit Sophia Brandt über ihre Erfahrungen mit der Job-Suche als Entwickler:in.


Projects

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A full-stack Go web application build from scratch - without a web framework.

With this project I was able to learn more about writing production-ready Go services, dependency management and writing SQL queries.

Features:

Live Demo | Source Code

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Next.js Ecommerce Shop

Ecommerce shop written in TypeScript/React.js, with Keystone.js as CMS

A full-stack Ecommerce application with incremental static site generation and server-side rendering.

Features:

Live Demo | Source Code

Nextjs Ecommerce