About Me

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The journey towards my dreams has begun, welcome aboard!

Hello World! My name is Marika Könönen and I am a coding mom, blogger and fresh entrepreneur.  I share experiences from my own life; how to teach coding for kids and what kind of learning environments I use. Working as a teacher in Kodarit coding courses gives practical perspective to my blog articles. Anyone can code! Still I want to encourage especially girls, women and moms to code because technical field needs more females.

What is my blog about?

My blog is about studying coding & blogging, teaching coding to kids & share experiences from different learning environment. I share also my thoughts of using social media like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Before summer 2017 I didn’t have any active social media account, can you believe that!? Creating accounts for those platforms have had a major impact for networking around the world. Solving technical problems like transferring my blog to multilingual in WordPress.org is one aspect I will write about. All in all, I want my blog to be written so easy & clear way that everybody can read my articles whether the reader has technical background or not.

Who am I?

I am a mother of three kids, wife, dog owner, blogger, teacher and fresh entrepreneur. In 2012 I graduated as a bachelor of engineering from Metropolia university of applied sciences where as my major was software engineering. During studies my first two kids were born in years 2009 and 2011. I got a job from Nokia Siemens Networks (changed name to Nokia after corporate acquisition) from Tampere Finland in year 2013 and I worked there as a software performance tester till I gave birth my youngest child in 2015.

Since 2003 I have had a dream to become an entrepreneur. When I was at home with my three kids, my dream started to bother me all the time. I took a pen at nights and wrote different business ideas to my notebook. The problem of my ideas was that those were not my true passion. It took couple years to find my vision. I have it now. Still I don’t know where I will be after one year, but I am doing this with my heart and soul. In November 2017 I quit my job and become officially an entrepreneur. The journey has begun, I would like to share it with you!

 

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