- What were you doing before joining Makers Academy?
I had just finished my masters in Middle East Studies at SOAS.
- What made you want to start learning to code in the first place?
I really liked technology a lot and I didn't know you could do it without a university degree. It was something I thought about but never really persued. I kept getting ideas that I wish I could build and then when I heard about these bootcamps I thought maybe it would be possible and decided to go for it. I felt coding was a way to really have an impact on the world compared to academia where you tend to just observe the world.
- How did you come across Makers Academy and what made you decide to apply to the programming course?
I Googled coding bootcamps while I was doing my masters in London and came across Makers Academy and read lots of good reviews.
- What did you find difficult during the course?
I found working with people with different personalities quite difficult.
- What happened during/after graduation and where are you job-wise?
I became an alumni helper and then I applied for 2 jobs. I got a job offer from FNZ 2 weeks after I graduated.
- How has your life changed since graduation?
I finally understand what it means to love what you do. I never loved a place as much as I loved here.
- What advice would you give to people thinking of changing career?
- What would you say to people who say £8,000 is very expensive?
Not if it changes your life and how you look at life and what you want to do with life.
- What was your biggest worry before joining Makers Academy and how do you feel about it now?
That I would not pick up coding. I think it's okay to worry and it is a whole world and you can be good at some parts of it and not at others.
- Sum up your Makers Academy experience
Amazing. I got closer to people in a way that I've never have before. I've also met people who are passionate about code and really interesting.