SINGAPORE (Aug 17): Up until two years ago, Felicia Chua was a self-professed “tech idiot”. She refused to install the latest iOS updates on her iPhone as she feared it would cause her device to crash.

Her accountancy degree from Nanyang Technological University did not train her to code, much less to teach coding. Chua, a former tax consultant at Deloitte, picked up those skills on her own through sites such as Coursera and Code Academy.

By late 2016, she had become proficient enough to make a business out of teaching coding. Together with long-time friend Jasmine Tang, a former banker who trained as an aeronautical engineer, they opened Coding Garage.

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