See how Joan went from studying industrial engineering to taking the Web Development with Java course and becoming a web developer!
I really liked the Learn by Doing methodology and the fact the program was based on highly practical, real-life projects in a simulated working environment.
Web Developer at Smart Technologies, S.L.
Congratulations on your new job! Where will you be working?
Thanks! I will be working in a startup called Barcelona Smart Technologies, S.L. (Urbiotic). It’s small now, but they have a great business plan in place and I think they will expand very quickly.
What were you doing before signing up for our Web Development with Java program?
I had just finished studying industrial engineering and I knew I wanted to learn to code, so I started the Web Development with Java course in September 2018.
What was your main concern before starting?
I actually didn’t have any concerns before taking the course because I knew I wanted to program and work in this field. When I was at university, I had a teacher who was also a programmer, and speaking with him assured me that programming was what I wanted to do with my life.
Why did Ubiqum Code Academy stand out as the best option?
I really liked the Learn by Doing methodology and the fact the program was based on highly practical, real-life projects in a simulated working environment. I wanted to have more hands on experience after university and Ubiqum had the longest programs with front-end and back-end training, so it seemed like the perfect option.
Do you think our Learn by Doing methodology has been effective?
I think it’s the most effective way to learn, especially with programming, because you are applying everything you learn in real-time. Everything you search for and read is related to your current project, and often you’re searching for answers to a problem you’re trying to fix there and then. So, once you find what you’re looking for, you’re implementing solutions straight away to see if they work – it’s very conducive to deep, long-lasting learning.
How helpful did you find Ubiqum’s career services?
I found the career services really helpful because it gave me a lot of insight into how to best construct my CV with the perspective of recruiters in mind. I also found the interview preparation very good.
Would you recommend Ubiqum and if so, why?
Yes, definitely! What you learn in just five months training at Ubiqum is incredible. Even if you already know how to program, you will learn a lot. As the course is based around the job market, you only learn things that are actually relevant.