Shekar Biswas

Shekar was working with technology from the 80s but he realised he would need to update his skill set in order to survive in the tech industry. So, he decided to retrain as a data analyst.

 

I would recommend Ubiqum because what you learn on the data analytics course is very relevant in the current data analytics industry.

Shekar Biswas
Data Science Consultant

What were you doing before signing up for our course?

I have a bachelor’s degree in IT so had been working in an IT product company for three years where I was working with technologies from 1980s. Then, I worked as a consultant in Payments & BFS domain for Cognizant, IBM, and TCS. After that, I decided to get into advanced technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence and so found Ubiqum. It was the perfect choice because I really didn’t want to go back into traditional education for 2-3 years.

Why did it seem like the right moment in your life to sign up for the course?

I was already working in the IT industry, though with a lot of older technology. Although I had a lot of experience with it, I thought that in order to survive in the fast-paced tech world I would need to learn something new. I thought data science would be a good fit for my requirements, and so started looking for a coding bootcamp.

What was your main concern before starting?

My main concern was whether I would like Berlin and if I’d have enough money to survive while participating in the course. It’s a totally different continent and I spent almost all my life in India so it was a big leap. I was also worried about whether the course would be a good one and whether it would really help me to find a good job in the industry.

Why did Ubiqum Code Academy stand out as the best option?

I had a good conversation with a Barcelona alumni called Victor and this helped me make my decision. Also, out of all the four or five coding bootcamps in Germany training data analysts, the price seemed the most optimal for me.

What were your expectations/what were you hoping to get out of it?

First of all, the skills I needed for the industry and after that, to get a job related to data science or artificial intelligence.

Do you think our Learn by Doing methodology has been effective?

Actually, what I really liked about the Learn by Doing methodology is that you can time manage yourself and focus on certain things one day and then try something else another. It gives you the freedom to be able to come back to problems when you have more help or understand them better, and it feels like you’re working on a real-life project of a data analyst.

How helpful did you find the Career Placement service?

So far, I think they are working very hard towards my career, especially since I am from India. I am technically sound, but getting a visa here can be quite difficult and they are doing everything they can to help me.

Would you recommend Ubiqum and if so, why?

Firstly, I would recommend Ubiqum because what you learn on the data analytics course is very relevant in the current data analytics industry. Secondly, because the mentors are really helpful and always ready to help you with their expert knowledge.