Junior Backend Developer at Good Boost
Which _nology intake were you on?
Remote, May – August 2020
What were you doing in your career/education before you joined the _nology course?
Before the course I was a recent graduate who didn’t know what to do next – I wanted to move away from a research-based background to one that was more hands-on, but I wasn’t sure how.
Did you have any coding experience before you started the course?
Very little! Before _nology I wanted to focus on programming languages used in data science, but then I switched to software development. I was just starting with a self-paced online course when I came across the course.
What job are you doing now?
I’m a junior backend developer for a small med-tech start-up, and I love it! Because of my varied background, I’m a bit of a jack of all trades – I code, I focus on the UX/UI design, I work with the artificial intelligence team, and I’m a data analyst. Although I’m new, the team really value my opinions and feedback on different issues, and have made me responsible for my schedule and work from day 1. I’m genuinely happy to start my weekdays now, and it can only get better from now on.
How was your experience on the _nology course?
The _nology course was the best investment I could have gifted myself in 2020. Although the course was intense and fast-paced, and the world out there was crazy, the coaches and fellow trainees made those 12 weeks enjoyable and unforgettable. I also made life-long friends, and I now have the support of a whole community of developers who started this amazing journey with me.
How was your experience of the post-course careers support?
Top notch! Bella helped me secure my current role, and I will be forever grateful for her dedication, passion and positive attitude. She truly considered my preferences in terms of industries and job roles I wanted, and with that in mind helped me secure my role within a week. Also, being able to keep in contact with my colleagues and share job hunt experiences was essential, as their support and encouragement helped me stay positive.
Any other comments/feedback?
Shoutout to the amazing Jenna and the rest of team that work behind the scene – the unsung heroes who make this journey possible too!