Tech Community

Discovering my place in the tech community has made such a positive impact in every aspect of my life. Since getting involved in these communities, I've gained the confidence to pursue my dreams of working in the tech world! Community is everything. Need convincing? For instance, here is my talk about the power of communities, you can watch it here.

As of today, I’m building communities full-time.

July 2nd 2021

πŸŽ‰ Some BIG news! I’ll be joining Gitpod as a Senior Community Engineer to pioneer and lead community engagement and development.

Building my Website-as-a-Service project

May 13th 2021

In this post, I talk about the magic of infrastructure as code + AWS on creating my ‘website-as-a-service’ project!

I’m officially an AWS Community Builder!

April 9th 2021

I recently became an AWS Community Builder! Here’s a post about what the program is about and what to expect from me in my continuous Cloud journey.

50inTech: 50% of Women in Tech by 2050

February 12th 2021

Connect, get hired, get inspired and have fun! Learn more and get involved with the 50inTech community.

Four simple ways to deploy your small website

October 12th 2020

Have a project you want to deploy? But overwhelmed by all the different options? Here are some of my favourites!

#Build – A The Girl Code Initiative

September 3rd 2020

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’» A guest blog post by the lovely folks at The Girl Code about #Build. TGC is a non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the gender gap in technology.

☁️ How I use AWS S3 to host images on my blog

July 15th 2020

This month’s technical blog post will teach you how to use AWS S3 and Wordpress together to help improve your blog’s performance and flexibility.

Rebuilding PaulineNarvas.com with Next.js + Vercel

June 25th 2020

A post about my recent rebuild of PaulineNarvas.com using Next.js and Vercel for deployment. Here’s what I got up to! πŸš€

The Ultimate TECH CAREER TOOLBOX 2020

June 22nd 2020

Yep, we’re still levelling up in 2020! 😎 Whether you want to get a job in tech, start freelancing or learn new skills, the Ultimate Tech Career Toolbox has everything you need to get going.

The stories behind the stickers

January 17th 2020

It’s time for a change! But before then… let’s talk about all of it. πŸ€ͺ

How can more women break into tech?

March 18th 2019

The tech industry is growing – but where are all the women? This is a collab post with Pathrise – a career accelerator that help folks land dream job in tech.

Learning to code

January 14th 2019

Sharing some of my favourite resources that has helped me on my coding journey so far πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Taking up space

May 12th 2018

This week I attended the Tab’s Future 100 event at J.P Morgan in London, here’s what I took away!

Paying it Forward

April 4th 2018

Being involved with the Code First: Girls community opened up so many opportunities to me from scoring a Web Developer job to boosting my confidence in STEM and beyond πŸš€

Organising #HackMed18

March 16th 2018

Sharing everything I learnt organising #HackMed18 – a medically focused hackathon that aims to solve problems related to humanity’s elementary need, health.

#CFGNConf18

March 5th 2018

Code First: Girls hosted their second Northern Conference (#CFGNConf18) at PwC in Manchester last week. Here’s what I took away from the conference as well as what I hope I gave back ✨

On Public Speaking β˜‚οΈ #3

December 14th 2017

Last weekend, I attended an unconference at Nottingham for student tech community leaders where I had the chance to speak a few times 🎀

#CFGConf17

November 25th 2017

TL:DR – To quote a Twitter Engineer: It was “super-mega-extra-cool.” πŸ˜†

On Public Speaking 🎀 #1

October 13th 2017

On Monday I delivered my first solo talk on community building. A step out of my comfort zone? Yep. Another achievement? Hell yeah.

What I took away from HackCon EU

September 27th 2017

Last weekend I attended my first hackathon-focused conference, HackCon EU. 🚩🌎

5 Reasons you should learn to code
with Code First: Girls

September 22nd 2017

A post about why you should get involved in the #shefcodefirst movement πŸ’–

If she can see it, she can be it

June 3rd 2017

Project Prep is a novel aimed at girls and young women that highlight the wonders of working in tech.

Empowering Women
with Tech βš‘οΈπŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

May 6th 2017

Reflecting on Empowering Women With Tech Conference 2017 πŸ‘ŠπŸΌ

Be Bold For Change 🌺

March 11th 2017

I always want to blog events in my life as they happen but being such a perfectionist, I find it a challenge. Also juggling what I post on social media about events in addition to writing a post about said event seems a lot to handle at once. I’ve been involved in a lot of social… Continue reading Be Bold For Change 🌺

one hundred + fifty-two

February 6th 2017

I’ve been pretty loud on social media about this, so you probably already know but I have to share the exciting first week of February with you. Besides being extremely busy at work with the new semester starting tomorrow, Code First: Girls (CF:G) courses started this week. I’ve written about CF:G in the past, including when… Continue reading one hundred + fifty-two

Sharing to Inspire

November 27th 2016

The past week has been pretty busy as usual despite my two days off, I had a lot of social commitments and although they were very fun, it’s always great getting back to my room and catching up with my personal tasks and goals. On Tuesday I spent my evening with the weekly Code First:Girls… Continue reading Sharing to Inspire

Languages: Code

March 15th 2016

Most people already know this but I love project work. There’s something about having a team with differing specialties, all with great ideas, managing everyone to their ability and working together towards a set target that really makes me have an optimistic mindset for team-based work. So, my first project for this semester was focusing… Continue reading Languages: Code