I wanted to gain the skills that would give me more flexibility in my career and complement the skills and experience I already had. Data analytics does just that.Nicola Romagnoli
Congratulations on your new job! What exactly will you be doing at KPMG, what technologies will you be using?
I’ll be working within their data science team, working alongside the financial risk department.
In terms of technology, I’ll be applying my knowledge of machine learning, R, modeling, and feature extraction.
I’m particularly excited about this new position as I will be using R, a programming language I’ve become quite fluent in at Ubiqum. I’ll therefore be able to refine my coding skills, instead of starting a new language from scratch.
I’ll also be using techniques such as time series, Shiny, and Hadoop.
What were you doing before signing up for our course?
I went to Amsterdam to study and did a masters in media and digital culture. Then, I started working in a production company as a researcher, making documentaries.
Why did it seem like the right moment in your life to sign up for the course?
When I was working for the production company, it was very stressful, things would regularly fall apart and I knew that long-term it wasn’t the right job for me. In the back of my mind, I knew I wanted to pursue something different, maybe something along the lines of coding. So, when I finished the job, I started to look for code academies and I found Ubiqum.
What was your main concern before starting?
I had tons of concerns; I thought I might not have enough experience to manage the course, considering I lacked the theoretical background. I also wasn’t sure I’d find a job after without a related university degree. But actually companies are starting to see that having a degree doesn’t necessarily mean you’re the most qualified person, especially within the world of technology.
What were your expectations/what were you hoping to get out of the Data Analytics course?
The reason I decided to take a course in data analytics is because it’s such a broad field; you can apply it to any sector. I love the idea that you can use it in a political campaign, for example, and do a sentiment analysis, or you can go down the route of smart cities and energy consumption. I wanted to gain the skills that would give me more flexibility in my career and complement the skills and experience I already had. Data analytics does just that.
Do you think Ubiqum's Learn by Doing methodology has been effective?
Yes I think it’s very effective. It’s definitely a steep learning curve and challenging, but the whole story - pretending to be in a working company doing real life projects - is a great idea! It’s a struggle in the beginning if you don’t have a background in mathematics, as this makes it harder to get started, but it doesn’t take long to get into the swing of things. You sometimes crave a simple answer or for someone to show you how to do something, but that’s not how it will be on the job. Ubiqum's methodology sets you up for a real work environment.
Would you recommend Ubiqum and if so, why?
I think if you want to learn data analytics then Ubiqum is a solid way to gain those skills. I would say it’s quite a time commitment, but the fact that it’s so long really equips you with the skills that are necessary within the tech, and more specifically, the data analytics field.
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I've been really impressed. On the one hand I've acquired knowledge of Data Analytics, Big Data and programming... on the other hand I have learnt to become part of a team that I will get on with for years to come and lastly I've found a place that's become a second home to me.
Marc Vea Falguera
I liked the idea of learning how to analyse large amounts of data and use specific tools such as WEKA or the programming language of R.
Data Analysts at Sogeti
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
I recommend it to someone who wants to learn how to code in a relatively short amount of time. If you dedicate yourself, you can come out of it ready to start working in technology.
I had many concerns, the biggest of which was that I wouldn’t end up finding a job because I don’t have a university degree. But I’ve managed it, and it wasn’t difficult!
Junior Java Developer
They give you deadlines for tasks, provide resources, and you get the mentors' support. I’m an example of someone who, from knowing nothing, has achieved things I never thought possible.
The modules are complex, however, if you are dedicated and want to achieve your goals, then it’s the best Data Analytics & Machine Learning course you can take in Barcelona.
Data Consultant at MIConsulting
The help of mentors and coming to Ubiqum every day is fundamental to learning such a lot in a short space of time.
Developer at Netcentric
In the IT and tech sector, there is always work and there are always opportunities to advance professionally. You’re never going to find yourself stagnant. The only way is up, economically and professionally.
Rubén Peregrina Aroca
Full Stack Developer for Spaceboost
I wanted to find a practical course - Ubiqum’s Learn by Doing approach was the perfect option.
Software Developer for Napptilus Tech Labs
The results have been amazing. I’ve found a job that pays me double what I was earning as an English teacher!
Critical Solutions Engineer at Criteo
What I wanted was to find a career that gave me satisfaction and made me happy. Ubiqum made that possible.
Junior QA Engineer for UserZoom
If you are a proactive person who likes to develop things and you have the motivation to improve yourself, Ubiqum is a very good learning platform.
Xavier Mendez Garcia
When I saw the high placement rate of Ubiqum students in Web Developer roles I knew this was the place for me.
Front-End Developer for Marfeel
Ubiqum’s Full Stack Java Program came with great recommendations so it quickly became my first choice.
Full Stack Developer for XpuntoCero
Doing the Full Stack Java course and using the agile methodology to plan and manage your tasks gives you a new mental structure and allows you to easily complete little goals continuously. The course goes much further than just teaching you how to code.
Front-End Developer for
If you want to change careers and get into web development, do it. Now is the time!
Alumni Story: Egle Mekaite
Software developer at Getapp
I really wanted to leap into data science, machine learning, and AI, and I saw Ubiqum as the perfect coding bootcamp to propel myself forward.
I came to open one door, and unconsciously, all doors were open after attending Ubiqum. It was the best decision I ever made.
Executive Sales Microsoft Cloud for STS
I would recommend Ubiqum because the work environment has been fantastic. If you’re looking for a program that not only trains you but also helps you to get a job, this is it.
Julio Climent Querol
Data Scientist for Grupo Romeu
They will prepare you for what the market wants, in other courses, you will learn the language, but you will not be able to do something new for yourself.
Cristian Pi Martin
It was a very good decision to take Ubiqum's business data analytics course as it allowed me to make the professional change I was looking for.
Alumni Story: Neus Montserrat
Business Analyst for Sogeti
Ubiqum not only offers a very good training through its Learn by Doing methodology, but also has the Career Placement team to help you find a job.
Web Developer at Able
Aside from learning how to code, they also give you many skills so you can keep learning and find a job
I’d recommend Ubiqum and the Java Web Developer course because of how much I learned and the job offers I received.
Java Developer for Colectivos VIP
The course's objective is to make you employable in the IT and tech sector and it definitely achieves that. I start my new job next Monday!
It's one of the only data analysis courses that has employment as its main priority, I had no interest in learning to learn, I needed a job and I just wanted to work on projects that serve that purpose.
Data Analyst for Trivago
One of the things that stood out was the extensive syllabus and the fact that it dealt with methodologies that the job market is asking for, for example, machine learning.
Joan Manuel López
I would recommend Ubiqum because what you learn on the data analytics course is very relevant in the current data analytics industry.
Data Science Consultant
It has been a very positive experience. The method and the work environment are great. It is a hugely motivating environment!
Paula Castañer Barahona
Typically, to graduate from a university or academy takes four years. They do teach you many things, but if someone wants to become a programmer, this is a much faster and effective way to get there.
I love the methodology! I think it brings out the best in everyone. I didn’t know if I would be able to learn in this way but looking back now, having found a job, of course it was possible.
Software Developer for Everis
I was amazed that I found a job so quickly. Web Developers and Programmers are in such high demand - I received a number of offers and it was great to be able to select the one I wanted.
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.
Java Web Developer for Consulnet Strategies & Solutions Spain, SL
I recommend Ubiqum, because of the content, the help of the mentors, the contact with companies, the help I received to improve my professional profile and the interviews organised with those companies hiring.
Slash Mobility SL
The best thing was that it felt like work at Ubiqum; they set up tasks and deadlines and you have to work fairly autonomously, just like I’m doing now in my job.
The fact that you pay half your tuition fee when you start the course and the rest once you’ve found a job instilled a lot of trust in me that Ubiqum would be dedicated to helping me find a job.
Programming is a great skill to have - the type of opportunities available to you are so much cooler than in most other sectors.
Junior Full Stack Web Developer for Everis
I would repeat this experience another hundred times! Everything about this course is really effective and will have an extremely positive impact on your career. It’s helped me get on the career path I wanted in just 5 months!
Data Analytics Trainee at MSC
The course and the people at Ubiqum came very highly recommended so I knew it was the best coding bootcamp in Barcelona to help me change my career.
React Developer at Between Technology
When I look back at what I knew 5 months ago and what I know now, it’s very impressive.
Junior Front-End Developer
I liked the methodology because it reflected a real world experience rather than traditional schooling methods.
One of the best things about the course is the fact that you’re constantly putting into practice everything that you learn.
Data Analyst for Everis
Ubiqum is a great environment to be a part of; there are always good vibes between the students and the mentors and you can see that they are 100% invested in your development.
Software Developer for DizzyData
As a Developer, the only way is up. I know that professionally as much as personally, I’m going to grow, and that’s very exciting! Doing the Java Developer course is the best investment you can make.
Jordi Vidal Martinez
Junior Back-End Developer for Seidor
When I found out about data analytics, I was immediately drawn to it and knew it was the path I wanted to take in my career. It was a real lightbulb moment!
Risk Management Analyst for Sabadell Bank
Ubiqum's Data Analytics bootcamp is unique as it focuses on simulating real-life data analytics scenarios. I knew it would be perfect for me.
Data Analyst for Sogeti
The skills that you learn at Ubiqum are very relevant in the current job market.
Business Analyst for MEDIAURBAN
It might seem like an impossible task to learn how to code and become a Developer, but look, I’ve done it, just like everyone else on my course! At Ubiqum, they really believe in you and that’s very motivating.
Web Developer for Prestige Software S.L
I'd recommend Ubiqum for the course and the people. I had a couple of really great mentors, and this combined with the material and the way in which we were learning, made it a great experience.
IT Project Manager for Actio Ad Futurum Consulting
I’ve worked on real projects, gained a lot of practical experience, and have received job offers that weren’t as easily available to me before the course (even though I have a degree in computer science).
Junior Front-End Developer for Plat4mation
I liked the philosophy of the academy and the fact that you can do the Java Web Developer course without any prior experience.
Full-Stack Web Developer for NEUGELB STUDIOS
Looking back, I can say that the course helped me transform a personal interest into a professional career.
Marc van Hasselt
Data Scientist & Smart Mobility Consultant
My experience was amazing! I've gained new skills and the data course has enabled me, through the Learn by Doing methodology, to continue learning on my own.
Data Analytics Trainee for KONE Corporation
It’s a really great place to learn because it’s not like going to school or work. It’s made up of amazing people and the experience is perfect!
I’m really happy to have completed this course and found a job as a Developer. I’m proof that it’s never too late!
Ignacio Pérez Kindelan
Full-Stack Java Developer for Everis
In just 5 months I went from not knowing anything about programming to getting a job as a developer!
Software Engineer at GetApp
I chose Ubiqum’s Data Analytics program because it was the most complete course. I specifically wanted to learn R, and Ubiqum offered that.
Performance Report Analyst for HP
From starting with zero knowledge to working with different freelance projects and interviewing with several companies, this has been a drastic improvement to my professional life.
I wanted to gain the skills that would give me more flexibility in my career and complement the skills and experience I already had. Data analytics does just that.
Data Analyst for KPMG
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.
Senior Consultant in Data Analytics for Deloitte