Introducing myself: @aleisha - your resident coder girl who sings a bit too

in #introduceyourself3 years ago

Hi Steemit!

My name's Aleisha, I'm 19 years old and live in New Zealand. My presence on the internet is mostly on YouTube, where I post videos of me singing various pop and RnB songs in random rooms all over my house - but I'll be using Steemit to share my thoughts and interests with all of you!


So what can I tell you about myself? Well, an average day for me would start with going to university. I'm studying two degrees: a Bachelor of Science majoring in Computer Science, and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Management. I love what I'm studying, and now that I'm in my second year I have a lot to say about my degrees, being a student in New Zealand and being a woman studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) papers.


After uni I usually head to work. I work at Catalyst IT as a Junior Developer, where I've worked for about three years. I love working for at Catalyst. They are hugely supportive of me and have always provided me with opportunities to grow as a programmer and a person in tech, and I love that diversity is such a priority for them. Being a woman in tech has given me a really different angle on the world and on how I want to live my life. It helped me work out that I am a feminist and that I want to do more to get more women, not only to work in STEM, but to also stay in STEM. I want to lead some kind of change and make STEM industries more welcoming to women.

Catalyst IT runs an annual Academy for high school students, which I've helped at for the past 2 years. Being a mentor for students is such a rewarding feeling and teaches me a lot. At the moment, I run a weekly code club at my primary school where I teach basic programming concepts through Scratch, some HTML & CSS and then touch on Python at the end of the year. In the future, I'd love to run code clubs in lower decile schools where they don't have the technology or resources, or target single-sex schools to encourage more young girls to explore programming and technology.


When I'm not doing uni assignments or bug fixing, I spend a lot of time singing and playing guitar. I'm inspired by people like Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande - not just musically, though I love their sounds, voices and musical vision - but by their strength, how they use their power to educate and motivate young women, and how they embrace their sexuality. They are such dominant figures in the music industry and they never let anything or any man hold them back.
Here are some of my covers:

And my first ever studio cover, which I'm very proud of:

Some of my other passions include make-up, sports, food and dining, politics and dogs.
I hope you enjoy and I'm excited to start sharing my life with you all!


Thanks :)


Hello Aleisha, welcome to Steemit and enjoy :-)

this one is great too btw!

need to here more :-)

and this!

How nice of you to look through my videos! Glad you enjoy them :)

how can one NOT to enjoy them? :-)

Welcome to steemit! Really digging the energy, wish you the best in your future endeavors and blogging! 😜

Thanks so much!

Hello and welcome!

Hi to you too, thank you!

Welcome to Steem Community @aleisha! As a gentle reminder, please keep your master password safe. The best practise is to use your private posting key to login to Steemit when posting; and the private active key for wallet related transactions.

Thanks, absolutely important to remember!

Hi Aleisha,

Good to have you here. It's great to see your success with tech and programming. I'm a programmer working to get better with javascript and Vue.js. I hope you post more about your experience with programing.

If you'd like to read a little more about me, here's my introduceyourself post

I hope you do well here on Steemit!

Hi there,

Oh cool! Javascript can get very complicated so good luck with that! I work mostly with Perl and Java and do lots of web coding.

Thanks for telling me about yourself!

welcome to Steemit @Aleisha:), please follow me !

beautiful voice, and good luck with your schooling you seem like a very smart lady. welcome to steemit, cheers!

Thank you, that's very nice of you to say :)

welcome to Steemit @Aleisha:) Glad to see more people like you - here joining Steemit! Nice post, i will follow your account, please follow me !

Hi! Thanks for the follow :)

Welcome to Steemit @aleisha!
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Welcome went ahead and gave you an upvote

Thanks, I appreciate it!

Welcome to Steem @aleisha I have upvoted and sent you a tip

Hello ! I am @minnowhelp, nice to meet you @Aleisha,
I do track some @booster upvote runs and try to figure out, if this booster upvote really giving a value.
With this upvotes you can earn some money here, if they provide a value. That's what I am testing for new Steemians !

Im my session#1 I tracked amongst other users the upvote boost of @mahdiyari, he boosted his post value to $6.63 , which was $5.08 more than before the booster upvote !
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Welcome to Steemit @Aleisha !

Thanks, sounds cool :)

Hello ! I am @digital-gypsy , nice to meet you Aleisha ! Welcome to Steemit and all the best for your posting

Hi! Thanks very much!

Nice, a new Steemian, more or less ^^ Welcome @Aleisha I hope you have fun at this place. feel free to contact or follow me at any time :-) Cheers @chrisx

Thank you, happy to be here :)

Hello @aleisha. Welcome to Steemit. I am David. I wish you have a happy journey here.

Hi David, thank you :)

welcome to steemit and nice to meet you

Nice to meet you too

Welcome to Steem @aleisha I have upvoted and sent you a tip. Check my blogs if you are looking for tips on how to earn more Steem and SBD.

Welcome to steemit @aleisha. I follow you.

Hi thanks!

Welcome at the Steemit family @aleisha, greetings from Perú , your home!!!

Hello from New Zealand!

Welcome to Steemit @aleisha
Hope you will enjoy and help growing this community !
Best wishes from @tese

welcome to steemit, gorgeous. great music, thanks for sharing.

Thank you very much!

I upvoted you and followed you . Follow me

Welcome and keep on steeming

Coder and a musician, the best combination! Nice to see more and more likeminded people from all over the world here on Steemit! :) I wish you success. Followed!

Haha lovely to meet you! I've followed you back. We have interests in common!

Welcome to STEEMIT!
Looking forward to great content from you

My purpose and personal story on STEEM

Thank you :)

Nice to meet you too :)

Hey Aleisha! Cool music! Thanks for joining our community, the more kiwis the better

Hi there, thanks! Are you from New Zealand?

Yes, I live in Wellington!

Hey awesome, so do I!

Small world :)

Welcome to Steemit! You nailed your introductory post!


Here's some links that may help...

Last but not least I have a friend who started an open mic contest that you may be interested in and here's the link as well

Upvoted and Following you

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Hello @aleisha welcome on steemit!!

I am following you and you can do the same and don't forget to upvote my posts :)

Welcome and Thank You for being with us!! Following your Blog now

A new Steemian :-) hello @aleisha I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community ! Nice post, Wish you much luck! I will follow your account. Don't hesitate to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @tradewonk

Welcome to this amazing community!! Followed. Follow me back 😘

that voice <3

Welcome and Thank You for being with us!! Following your Blog now