Danielle Eriksen is a front-end web developer and designer who works at New Media Labs. She attended Sea Point High school and graduated matric with a distinction. Ms Eriksen then attended Cape Peninsula University of Technology and received a National Diploma in Graphic Design, Graphic Design after 3 years of studying.
She was inspired to try coding to better her situation. "I had a really horrible job in retail which paid so badly I could not support myself, I had to live with my parents again in order to get by. The work was very boring with no chance of promotion or advancement and quite often clients would be very disrespectful and rude.I knew I had to work towards something better for myself."
"I love the fact that I will never be bored in this industry. There is so much to learn and so many different aspects to development, I will always be able to grow and advance. I also love the fact that my skills have the potential to make an impact on other peoples lives, whether it's in the form of volunteering and teaching, or creating an app that solves a real world problem."
Favourite quote: " Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” ~ Unknown"
Her interests include: Gardening, Brewing beer, Cooking and crafting her own jewellery and clothes
"I want to understand everything from building awesome, accessible front-end UI's (user interfaces) to being able to set up application frameworks, databases and API's (Application Programming Interfaces) and understand all of the complexity in-between."
Quoting three young ladies at Code4CT: "Dani is an amazing tutor and an even better person. She has taught us so much and has helped us so much in such a short amount of time. She will never be forgotten!"
Here are some pictures of Danielle's interests and favourite activities: