See what motivated Javier to pursue his dream career as a Java software developer
I ended up choosing Ubiqum because the course seemed manageable and as I wanted to get a job as a Java developer, the type of content was perfect.Javier Venegas Adame
What were you doing before signing up for this course?
I was unemployed. I had been working as a software tester for SysteLab but got let go suddenly. I could have looked for something else similar but it gave me the kick I needed to pursue what I actually wanted to do.
What motivated you to start coding?
It was my goal to become a Java Developer.
How did you find us and why did you decide to sign up for our course?
After I got laid off, I did some research into intensive coding bootcamps and Ubiqum’s name came up, along with a couple of others. I ended up choosing Ubiqum because the course seemed manageable and as I wanted to get a job as a Java developer, the type of content was perfect. The other bootcamps I looked at were offering programs sometimes half as long as Ubiqum’s and that didn’t seem like enough time to learn everything I needed to. If you don’t want to feel completely overwhelmed and have enough time to get to grips with Java and other materials, Ubiqum is the right choice.
Did you have any doubts before starting the course?
I wasn’t sure I’d be able to stick it out till the end. I was worried I wouldn’t be up to it, but after receiving a job offer only 3 months into the program, I knew I did in fact have what it takes.
Do you think our methodology works?
For me, yes. Of course, I already had a technological background and had done a bit of coding years ago. I really liked the “learn by doing” methodology because you’d come here to work and this prepares you to no end for what awaits you as a professional Programmer. We’d have daily meetings and reports to produce, as well as many other tasks I’m about to face in my new job.
The ‘Calendly’ initiative, where students book in time with mentors, is very helpful in order to have a structured system and get feedback on your work.
Why would you recommend Ubiqum?
Mainly for its methodology and because the length and content of the course is both manageable and prepares you for the workplace. When interviewing for the job I’m about to start, the company had heard of Ubiqum and respected the investment I’d made in my future by attending a coding bootcamp - this definitely helped get me the position.
How would you describe your Ubiqum experience?
A very positive one. If you have the desire to get into coding, I would definitely recommend Ubiqum Code Academy.
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