Alexander Winkler

See how Alexander advanced in his career by taking our Data Analytics & Machine Learning Program to become a Senior Consultant

The methodology is 100% effective. You can’t be taught how to code, there’s only so much theory you can know before you just have to do it.
Alexander Winkler
Senior Consultant in Data Analytics for Deloitte
Alexander Winkler - Data Analytics

What were you doing before signing up for our course?

I was working for Deloitte in the finance department but as I knew I wanted to work with data on a deeper level, I decided to take a sabbatical in order to do Ubiqum’s Data Analytics program. Now that the course is over, I’ll be going back to this company but I’ll be working in the data analytics department.

Why did it seem like the right moment in your life to sign up for the course?

I had some experience working for a tech startup company in Colombia as a statistician. However, I had no coding experience and no knowledge of how to pull data. Here, I was tasked to create an algorithm based on the data given to me, which would predict the results for sports games. I enjoyed this a lot. When back in Germany, where I’m from, I was back in finance. Though I was still working with a lot of data, I wanted to take it to the next level and deepen my knowledge in data analytics and big data.

What was your main concern before starting?

I was trying to find the right Data Analytics course for me; Iocation, price, and duration were all important criteria for me. I did a lot of research into where I should go but of course, I was concerned that after doing all this research I still wouldn’t achieve the desired outcome.

Why did Ubiqum Code Academy stand out as the best option?

I knew I wanted to go to Spain and I liked the fact that Ubiqum offered a 5-month program. I didn’t want to do a course that was any shorter than this as it wouldn’t give me enough time to learn to code successfully.

Do you think our Learn by Doing methodology has been effective?

100%. It was very effective. You can’t be taught how to code, there’s only so much theory you can know before you just have to do it. I think it worked very well and I learned a lot.

How helpful did you find the Career Placement service?

I went to business school so I already had a pretty good LinkedIn profile, but I found a number of other things very relevant, for example, they offered a new way of preparing your CV, and this will be helpful for when I change careers in the future. Although I’m returning to my company, I now have the knowledge ready and waiting for when I’m ready to make the change.

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