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24th April 2020

Nicola Laing

Coding Fellowship Student: Adam

"The DevelopMe team are super welcoming, and the course starts from the absolute beginning so you don’t feel like you’ve skipped over anything." Adam started our bootcamp with very little experience of coding, find out how he is getting on.

Adam was one of our students that had very little to no experience of coding before the course. This is quite unusual, however, he has absolutely showed that this has been no barrier to learning, keeping up and enjoying the bootcamp whilst making good progress.

Adam Coding Fellowship StudentWhat was your background/career before you joined the Coding Fellowship bootcamp?

I studied philosophy at uni, before working in business development and then travelling.

Why consider a coding bootcamp?

Programming has always intrigued me, and I discovered the Fellowship while deciding on a long-term career path. I researched it more while discovering the joys of coding, and haven’t looked back since.

What were your main concerns before enrolling on the bootcamp?

My main concern was the level of expertise needed upon entry – I didn’t know the first thing about web development until about 6 months ago. Also there is always going to be the anxiousness that comes with such a significant financial investment.

Have those worries been addressed?

The DevelopMe team are super welcoming, and the course starts from the absolute beginning so you don’t feel like you’ve skipped over anything. In terms of the investment being worth it, the employment stats and feedback from previous students are more than reassuring!

What level of coding had you done before the course?

None – only the course preparation work.

How would you describe your experience so far on the bootcamp?

It’s been great!

Tell us how the remote working situation is for you.

Because I don’t live in Bristol, working remotely has had a huge benefit as I don’t have to commute. There is still constant interaction, and if anything the circumstances have brought a sense of community to the cohort.

How would you describe the support on the course so far?

Really strong, the atmosphere is great and no one is ever made to feel like they can’t ask a question. There is also always a teaching assistant on hand to help you when you’re stuck.

We have been running Bristol Coding Bootcamps for almost 5 years and welcome anyone with a learning attitude and a genuine desire to put 100% into their career change. Find out more about our Bootcamp here and get in touch with any queries!

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