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As we conduct more and more of our daily personal and business lives online, it’s never been more critical for digital services to create seamless interactions and user experiences that are both intuitive and effective.

As a result, businesses are recruiting talent to help design interactive services that bridge the gap between people and technology – this is the role of the UX Designer.

In direct response to this demand we’ve created the User Experience (UX) Design Bootcamp – a part-time 10 week, project driven, intensive course developed and delivered by industry experts.

This new course – aimed at beginners with no previous design or technical experience – will teach all the skills required to research, define, design and develop digital services and products – based upon user-centred design principles.

The first Bristol intake starts in September 2018 – applications are open now – please apply here.

If you would like to find out more about the application process please contact us.

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Background (education, what career did you have before this?)

My background was in architecture and the built environment. I did a degree in architecture in Manchester University and worked as a building surveyor for the past 2 years before joining the course.

What attracted you to a career change into web development?

I was always interested in technology, particularly computing and internet. I had the thought that working in computing meant that I would need a very strong maths background or otherwise working in an IT support field which did was not attractive to me as someone with ambitions to work more creatively.

Why are you attending the Coding Fellowship?

I wanted a strong foundation in coding without having to invest 3 years into a university degree, the material for which may or may not be relevant by the time I graduate. Doing a bootcamp made sense as we learn the most up-to-date technologies at the time.

What was your coding experience before starting the bootcamp?

Some IT lessons in college with basic computer logic and HTML. Working with a CMS to make a portfolio site in the past.

How have you found the Fellowship so far?

The Fellowship has been challenging and fast paced, which makes learning a lot more dynamic and engaging.

What have you enjoyed most?

Learning about new tools and technologies for making development more streamlined and efficient. Also solving issues and coding problems feels very rewarding.

What have you found hardest?

Some programming concepts were tough to wrap my mind around as it forced me to think in a completely different way that I was used to. Also, debugging can be very frustrating but ultimately there is a great sense of accomplishment when you fix the issues.

What advice would you give to someone thinking of attending the Fellowship?

Find a way to process and organise the wealth of given information that makes sense to you, as the learning curve will vary for different people. Also keep a good cheat-sheet as you will be referring back to it throughout the course!

Interested in becoming a web developer?

Attend a Coding Fellowship Introduction Evening taster workshop.
Sign up for updates about the course, students and employers.

Background (education, what career did you have before this?)

I studied Philosophy and Politics at university, and have been working in the charity sector for the past few years. Until a few months before starting the course, I was working for a legal-aid charity in London and had planned on doing a law conversion course.

What attracted you to a career change into web development?

Since graduating, I have missed using problem solving skills on a day-to-day basis. I was attracted to web development for this reason, and to learn a versatile skill which will expand my career opportunities in a fast paced and expanding industry.

Why are you attending the Coding Fellowship?

The Coding Fellowship seemed like the perfect opportunity to develop my skills over a short period of time. I like that the course has a personalised approach to teaching, valuing all their students as individuals. I was also attracted to the ethos of Develop Me, with their dedication to diversifying the workforce in the tech industry by supporting under-represented groups access training.

What was your coding experience before starting the bootcamp?

I had done some courses on Free Code Camp and Code Academy over the months leading up to the course.

How have you found the Fellowship so far?

I’m really enjoying it.  It’s definitely been challenging and overwhelming at times, but I’m so happy I decided to do the course. It has opened my eyes to how much there is to learn, and I feel in a much better position to pursue areas of interest and continue learning after the course.

What have you enjoyed most?

I really enjoy Javascript. Although it can be frustrating and hard at times, the satisfaction I feel when my code works is worth it! It’s fantastic to be surrounded by an amazing group of people every day. We all motivate, support and learn from one another.

I also enjoy having a different teacher every few weeks, they all have different methods of teaching and give their unique insight about work within industry.

What have you found hardest?

The curriculum covers a huge amount over 3 months, I’ve never concentrated so hard in my life! I think taking everything step by step is important, and reminding myself that although there is still a huge amount to learn, I know an unimaginable amount more than when I started the course 2 months ago!

What advice would you give to someone thinking of attending the Fellowship?

The course is very intense so be prepared to dedicate a lot of time over the 3 months. Although not essential, I think it’s really helpful to do as much preparation as you can before the course starts. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone thinking about developing their skills in web development!

Interested in becoming a web developer?

Attend a Coding Fellowship Introduction Evening taster workshop.
Sign up for updates about the course, students and employers.