6 Aug 2018
This alum interview offers insight into what it is really like to participate in an intensive full time bootcamp. This week, we sat down with Xccelerate Full-Time Software Engineering grad Bal Kumar Rai who went from construction worker to full-stack web developer at Nova.
Before I joined Xccelerate I was working on a construction site as a fabrication worker. Before I came to Xccelerate I had been doing some self study online, I found Xccelerate on Facebook and I tried it and I found it was right for me.
Before working in construction I had some programming knowledge. I was looking for an opportunity to get back into it. So, when I found Xccelerate I knew it was time to change. It has really helped me change my career.
Online I was learning to do the mobile programming so when I learned android programming I felt that I needed to learn IOS programming as well. So I felt that web development was going to be a common skill needed for both Android and IOS. I then tried to learn web development and found that I needed to know full stack to be the best developer so I decided to join the bootcamp.
When I was doing the online learning and self study, I felt it was quite hard to progress myself so I joined Xccelerate. Due to the help of the instructors and curriculum I feet that in just four months I have learned quite a lot. If I had continued to self study then I wouldn’t have this much knowledge. I was quite confident when trying to find a job. I accepted an offer and am working as a front end developer right now.
I feel like I have to do some self study, but the aid Xccelerate provided me helped a lot. Alex is a very good instructor and quite friendly. Alex gave us a lot of tips on how to continue after Xccelerate, so now I am just trying to follow his instruction on that. I feel quite confident in interviews and in two months I have had a job offer already.
Working environment and the specific stack that I am working with are the more important than the money I think. I want the environment to be fun and if the stack is right then I will take the job.
If they want to have a career in web development in the tech field, then I think Xccelerate is the perfect place for them. I went from construction to tech, which is a great example that you can change your career. My construction job had nothing to do with tech, but I made it and I have been successful in finding a job. I think anyone can make the leap if they are focused and passionate. I think whatever is covered in Xccelerate are good topics to be learning right now.
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