I have worked in customer service, finance, healthcare, and other odd jobs, from flipping burgers, to selling knives.
He coded as a hobby for many decades before realizing that he could make it a career.
He was laid off by COVID, but he used that time to transform himself and his career.
As a Software Engineer in the Cloud Operations and Innovation Engineering Division at Microsoft
Is confident in his foundational experiences and ability to excel within the tech industry
He dreams of becoming a Senior Engineer in the next few years.
Program: Three Full-Stack Bootcamps in Bellevue (WA)
Coding Dojo gave me a lot of confidence and made me realize how much I enjoy solving algorithms with others. Coding Dojo gave me the foundational experience that I needed to excel in the industry.
Please tell us a bit about yourself. What were you doing professionally before the bootcamp?
Why did you choose to enroll in a bootcamp for coding?
When I realized that my coding hobby could lead me to a great job in coding, I started spending my evenings fighting fatigue and learning tutorials and algorithms. Three years later, I was still fighting fatigue and learning tutorials and algorithms. It was possible, but it would take years. After COVID took over my job, I was finally allowed to enroll in a bootcamp. I had all I needed: passion, time, and a larger unemployment check than my income. I was laid off in October 2020 and enrolled that month.
What were your fears and doubts that prevented you from enrolling? How did you overcome them?
Time and money were the two things that held me back for so long. But once I was enrolled, I was determined to succeed.
What was the secret to Coding Dojo’s success? Why did you choose Coding Dojo over other programs?
Coding Dojo is a great place to learn three stacks in three months. I wanted a bootcamp that taught C# and.NET.
How was it to get ready for bootcamp? Did you feel nervous or excited?