Tell us a bit about your background before joining the Coding Fellowship.
I have a Computer Science Degree with some commercial experience. HTML, ASP, SQL, CSS, PHP.
Why did you choose Develop Me?
I wanted a way to get back into the industry after taking a long break. I decided to travel after my degree and work placement and found that when reentering the job market, all my knowledge of web technologies were outdated.
Develop Me was a great way to get up to speed with the available technologies. My core understanding of Computer Science helped but Develop Me is taking coding to another level.
How much coding had you done before starting the course?
I have enough knowledge of ASP, PHP, HTML, Objective C, MySQL to pass an exam and that’s all I felt my degree was: working out how to pass an exam as opposed to real work experience.
What do you hope to get out of the course?
I hope to be up to speed with the industry technologies and network with other great minds to be employed after the course. We’re now two weeks into the course and I feel that I’m already learning an extensive level of HTML. Just when I though I knew HTML, there seems to be something more I can learn.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
After completing the course, I would like to gather work experience, be employed with 2–3 years experience and either work as a contractor or be employed remotely.