Nicholas Porter landed a Web Developer job at Boingo Wireless in just 4 weeks after completing LearningFuze’s Full Immersion Bootcamp. He recently visited LearningFuze to share his experience and success in obtaining that first Developer role with the LearningFuze community. He credits his success to hard work, focus and staying humble.
What was your coding experience prior to the Bootcamp?
How was the job search?
Can you share how one of your interviews went?
What languages do you utilize in your job?
I use AngularJS, PHP, HTML and CSS.
How was your LearningFuze experience in the Full-Immersion Bootcamp?
To be honest it was intense but you have the resources to learn and the instructors to answer any questions. Watching the lead instructor’s videos (Dan) was also very helpful. Do a lot of work and be driven to succeed. I really loved the program and would do it all over again. I enjoyed the Hackathon the most because there was a lot of research and collaboration that took place. During the interview they asked about my experience in Git, how I worked in a team setting and the about the Agile/SCRUM process so LearningFuze did a good job in simulating a working environment.
Definitely make the portfolio a top priority upon graduation but you don’t have to go too crazy on it. Have it presentable because during the hiring process companies will look at both your portfolio and/or resume. Side projects help too!
Any last words of advice?
Keep coding and keep learning. The more things you do in coding and expanding on projects, the better. Make a website for someone or build side projects to keep your coding skills sharp.
Check out the article on the Hackathon project that Nicholas and his team collaborated on here at LearningFuze that earned them a private tour at Blizzard Entertainment: view article here