Hi! My name is Kristen Leake.
During the day, I’m a UX Researcher at an awesome technology company in Charlotte, NC. After hours, I create videos on YouTube to educate and inspire my audience.
I am devoted to helping people who want to change careers and work in the technology field, as well as live a healthy and vibrant life. You can find me on YouTube as Kristen Leake - check out my videos and subscribe if you like what you see!
In December of 2015, I pursued web development full-time. I enrolled in an 8 week coding bootcamp called Tech Talent South (TTS) where I learned HTML, CSS, Ruby on Rails, and a plethora of languages and frameworks!
At the time there were very few authentic reviews of coding bootcamps and I wanted to share my experience. So immediately after TTS, I created my very first youtube video documenting my experience in coding bootcamp. Two months after publishing the video on YouTube I looked back and saw thousands of views and numerous comments asking for more videos about my experience - so that's what I did.
I love being a content creator who educates and inspires others through my journey of changing careers and entering the tech industry.
To this very day, I continue to create valuable resources like videos and ebooks to encourage others because changing careers should be fun and exciting, not intimidating.
My Ninja skills.
- CSS / Sass
- Ruby on Rails
- Humor & optimism :)
- Swift 3 / Xcode
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe XD
- Adobe InDesign