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22 March, 2019

How to become a programmer in four months – George’s story

Have you ever been curious about programming? Have you ever thought about changing your career? And have you ever thought you could do all this in four months? Here you can read about some people who did by enrolling in the four month bootcamp at Craft Academy.

And hey – read on til the end so you don’t miss your Newbie Guide discount.

Presented by Craft Academy

Over the next few weeks, we will present the stories of newbies who decided to change their careers and become programmers. And this week, we begin with George, who’s started to program… 4 days ago. He is attending the 12 weeks Full Stack Developer Bootcamp in Gothenburg.

George is a newbie from Greece, who decided to take advantage of his fondness for technology and learn to program with Craft Academy.

Who are you and how come you decided to apply to Craft Academy?

My name is George, I am 37 years old and I come from Greece. Although I never had anything to do with coding, I like technology very much. Reading about it and searching for things is what I do in my spare time. I have come across various software and hardware through my jobs and have tackled many computer related problems. I like to try new apps and usually I manage to resolve any problems and customize them to my needs.

After all this, I felt the need to learn how things work behind the curtains. I learned about Craft Academy by reading an online magazine and after a bit of online research, I decided their educational approach of time efficient and experience by coding, fit my needs.

What did you do before becoming a student at Craft Academy?

I worked at an Internet cafe in Greece as a customer service representative. For the last 7 years, I have been a customer service supervisor in a multinational DIY retail company in Cyprus. My whole career is actually related to customer service.

Why did you decide to focus on a career in IT?

For now, my primary goal is to learn as much as I can about coding, to feed my appetite for knowledge in the matter. If after (or during) the boot camp something work-related comes up, I will examine it at the time. After all, I never left my previous job, I am on unpaid leave.

What where your biggest concerns going in to this course?

Only one actually. I wonder If I will be able to cope with the fast-paced educational environment. There are large amounts of information and very little time to process them. But I like to challenge my boundaries, so I am giving it my best.

What are your first impressions of the course?

So far so good. I am learning new things, searching new things and I am very optimistic and excited. I can’t even remember the last time I was studying and loosing track of time. But then again, it’s only my 4th day so…

What is your dream job once you are done with the course?

A job where I can develop (or help develop) new apps, that will help people earn back their financial freedom. I am a cryptocurrency fan after all.

Any words of advice you want to share so far?

As I stated before, it’s only my 4th day, but I will agree with what Craft Academy is saying on their website. Don’t try to combine the course with work. Even the pre-course will keep you very busy.

Craft Academy is a code school that aims to bring new talent to the market and help to solve the shortage of tech workers. With Craft Academy, you’ll not only learn how to code but also get to practice many other skills.

They are founded on the belief that modern development standards, agile methodologies, and business skills are fundamental for professional developers. The team of Craft Academy is made up of dedicated coaches with decades of experience who provide their students with the most effective training to prepare them – in an incredibly short time – to join the technical workforce.

Their courses are designed to take you from zero to a junior programmer in months rather than years. There are two tracks you can choose from:

– a 12 week Full Stack Developer Bootcamp

– or a 6 week Front End Developer with React Bootcamp.

You prepare for both tracks by taking the 4 weeks, part-time remote Introduction To Programming course. If you don’t live in Stockholm or Gothenburg to take the course on-site, you can enrol in Digital Nomads by CA – the fully immersive camps that can be taken fully remote by students.

Don’t miss your newbie discount!

Make sure to give the code NEWBIEGUIDE when you sign up to the course and get a nice discount.

You get a 7.5% discount when you purchase the course and use the NEWBIEGUIDE code, and a 10% discount if you pay for the entire course in advance.

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