I won an internal product innovation hackathon where I teamed up with two developers and together built a prototype for a product feature we had come up with. When my internship finished, it was clear to me that I wanted to learn how to code and a quick research showed me that Le Wagon was probably going to be the best place to do it.
I loved everything about it: the team dynamic, the hustle to get it done in time and the excitement when finally presenting it to an audience in Berlin. I have always had this fascination for startups and tech products and here I was, learning how to potentially build my own. It was super intense and rewarding at the same time.
Together, with one of my colleagues, I started a side project called Cryptotesters. It’s a crypto product review platform for crypto wallets and exchanges.
After the nine week bootcamp, I took another three months off to work on a project of my own, a social network to make list sharing (favourite podcasts, books, restaurants etc.) easier among friends. The pace during the nine week bootcamp had been so fast that I wanted to go through everything I had learned and build a web app from scratch all by myself.
Once I was done, I decided to go back to pursue a job in Business Development because that’s where I felt I could add most value to a team or project. However, as I didn’t want to abandon my coding skills, I always continued building little things and learning new frameworks and languages. Together, with two of my colleagues, I recently started a new side project called Cryptotesters. It’s a crypto product review platform for crypto wallets and exchanges.
Being able to code, you will be more independent and have a much better idea how to execute your idea.
However, I sometimes have the feeling that the utility of crypto is not fully understood. It took me a lot of time and research to get up to speed on the topic myself. There’s so much developer activity in the space and so many different products to choose from. At Cryptotesters, we want to simplify the process of finding the the best crypto wallet and the best crypto exchange and answer questions like “where do I get the cheapest Bitcoin?” or “what’s the most secure way to store crypto?”. In short, we want to make it the go-to place for people new to the space, the platform we wish had existed when we joined/discovered the space four years ago.