Having a career in web development is rewarding, you get to spend your working day coding websites and apps that are part of everyday life, on every device. If you believe that you have the desire to retrain as a web developer, it can be confusing for some. You’re going
Teacher to Software Developer. When and how did you start getting interested in coding? A year ago I was looking to make a career change, and I happened to meet several people who worked as programmers. It struck me that they all talked about how much they loved their jobs,
“You don’t just have to write code to work in IT” Natalie started her IT career in law, moved to logistics and is now a Business Analyst at WANdisco. Tell me a little about your path to working in the tech sector and your professional background. “My background is very
“Don’t be put off by the male-dominated image of tech. Speak to other women who are in it.” Mai has spent the last eight years working across various roles at WANdisco, at the company’s Sheffield office What’s your role and how long have you worked there? “I currently work at
“Not wanting to do something because I’m a girl has never been in my head.” Catriona works as Delivery Manager for Customer Experience at WANdisco now but her route to working in the tech sector started in a completely different area. What’s your role and how long have you worked
“I sometimes feel I’m being listened to more because I can bring a feminine energy into work creation ” Svetlana has a long-standing passion for programming, but she also loves working with people. Her role at WANdisco, Scrum Master and Project Manager, perfectly combines these two skills and areas of
“The more women who work in the sector, the less the stereotypes will be able to hold.” Joanna’s path to becoming a coder wasn’t a straightforward or conventional one. An English Literature graduate, she eventually found herself getting drawn into coding because she enjoyed developing her learning and skills. After
You probably already know that the UK has a digital skills gap which is affecting the country’s productivity. In the tech sector, this trend is also leaving many people who would love a job and to build a career in digital, without the skills that they need to achieve their
Luke Craggs had tried some online coding courses but found they didn’t give him the motivation he needed to get on the right path towards what he wanted – a job in tech. Then he discovered The Developer Academy and now feels prepared for a start-up position. I can learn
Michael has always been interested in computer programming Keen to learn code properly so that he could retrain to get a tech job, he’d struggled to find the right kind of training which would still allow him to juggle his learning with his full-time job and a busy family life.
How did you first get involved in becoming a coding instructor for The Developer Academy? I am the Leader of the local CAS community and one of my co-leaders (who has now left) worked as the lead instructor for Ben, he introduced me and I started working on the curriculum
Stephen Tomkins is one of our coding instructors who fits in his commitment being a trainer with us around his full-time job. How did you first get involved in becoming a programming instructor for The Developer Academy? My former head of department was a coding instructor at The Developer Academy.