See how the high demand for programmers inspired Ernesto to change careers and become a web developer
The best thing about studying with Ubiqum is that you know that you’re going to be able to solve any issue you face on the job. You become confident in yourself and your skills. You have a deadline and a plan and you achieve it.Ernesto Olivier
Congratulations on your new job! Where will you be working?
Thank you! I'll be working with an investment firm here in Barcelona helping them to develop Apps.
What were you doing before you signed up for the course?
I have more than 10 years experience in telecommunications but I wanted to change careers and go into coding as I had always been curious about it and saw that Programmers were in high demand.
On a superficial level, I had an idea about the structure and systems used in programming but I didn’t have any practical experience in it so I started to learn to code by myself. I was learning about Java and found Ubiqum Code Academy.
Why did Ubiqum Code Academy stand out to you as the best choice?
In my company we had to create our own “learn by doing” training course because what we saw was that the people coming to the company didn’t have the right kind of experience for the work we needed to be carried out. We saw a huge improvement after implementing this type of training. I’m a big fan.
I chose Ubiqum because of the methodology and the length of the program. Some bootcamps are only 2 months long and I felt this was too short, I wanted a more immersive, longer program. I read a lot of positive reviews by former students and saw that everyone was very happy with the experience here so I signed up.
What was your main concern before starting the course?
I asked myself if 5 months would be enough, but now that I’m about to finish I see that it was.
Do you think that our "learn by doing" methodology has been effective?
I think the methodology is very helpful because you never stop practising, making mistakes and learning from them. It works because when you finish the course and have to face the world of work, you feel you can manage that easily and it’s not such a big transition as this is what you’ve already been doing for the past 5 months. If you have the commitment you can learn a lot.
Would you recommend Ubiqum and if so, for what reason?
I would recommend it 100%. You need to be committed and know that it’s your responsibility to learn. The mentors are here to guide you and give you support when you’re stuck but ultimately you need to have the motivation.
I have some colleagues here who came with no coding experience whatsoever and what they’re producing is really good! It will always work if you are focused and committed.
The best thing about studying with Ubiqum is that you know that you’re going to be able to solve any issue you face on the job. You become confident in yourself and your skills. You have a deadline and a plan and you achieve it.
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