See how Francesc went from studying Mechanical Engineering to a working as a full stack Java web developer
In just 5 months I went from not knowing anything about programming to getting a job as a developer!Francesc Altés
Congratulations on your new job! Where will you be working?
Thanks, I'm pretty excited! It's a company called GetApp, a business App discovery platform.
What were you doing before you signed up for the course?
I had finished a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and then did an internship and stayed with the company for a year.
However, I wasn’t totally satisfied with the outcome and the knowledge I obtained. Honestly, I couldn't see myself working in mechanical engineering. I saw that Developers were really in-demand and so looked into this as a career option.
Why did Ubiqum Code Academy stand out to you as the best choice?
I did some research and found some university courses but they weren’t as intensive as the one at Ubiqum. I liked that it was 5 months long as I was keen to get into work as quickly as possible whilst learning all the relevant technical and practical skills. I actually started 4 days after the course had started because the day I came to talk to Nadia from Admissions, I had already decided this was the place for me and I wanted to get stuck in straight away!
What was your main concern before starting the course?
Though I had a little bit of experience in C++ from my degree, I had very little practical knowledge of programming - I had never got to grips with its practical use.
Do you think our "learning by doing"methodology has been effective?
At uni I would spend 4 months studying a subject and never got to see the practical use of it. On Ubiqum's Java program, in just a few weeks I was already seeing the tangible results of what I was working on and this motivates you to no end. Unlike at uni, I will now go home or go to the library in my free time and learn more about a program or a programming language we've looked at on the course.
Why would you recommend Ubiqum?
I started here with almost no knowledge of programming and in 5 months I've learned loads and I’ve found a job - I'm proof that it works!
I feel like I'm at home here and I want to come in everyday and work hard because it's enjoyable. I never had this feeling whilst at uni.
The environment is great, I will miss the mentors and the friends I've made here a lot. I'm so happy to have found something I'm really passionate about - I can really see myself working in programming and web development in the long-term future.
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