- What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?
I was working as bartender in London.
- What made you want to start learning to code in the first place?
I felt like that what I was doing wasn't enough and I needed something more challenging so I knew from university that I liked code and I figured my level of english was good enough to join a bootcamp here.
- How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply?
I was looking for bootcamps in London and I did some research and I ended up liking Makers Academy because I spoke to people who did the course and they told me that the environment here is like a family and was enjoyable.
- What did you find difficult during the course?
There is a lot going on in a short amount of time and it's hard to try and understand everything. It was a lot of information and it is good that they push you.
- What happened during/after graduation and where are you job-wise?
Thoughtworks was the first company I applied to but I had to wait for the recruiter to come back and I actually turned down offers from other companies because I felt Thoughtworks was a good company for me to grow in.
- What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?
Don't be scared and that everything is possible and it's all about your willpower to make a change. If someone says you need a degree to do it - it isn't true.
- What do you say to people who say £8000 is expensive?
When you spend money on your education and future, it always works out as you are learning something.
- What was your biggest worry before joining Makers Academy and how do you feel about it now?
My personal fear was that due to being in England for only a year my level of english is very basic and I was worried that I'd struggle to learn in English but I did fine and got job.
- Sum up your Makers Academy experience
It was an experience that I'll remember all my life.