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Retail to Le Wagon, the springboard for building my mobile app

Before Le Wagon I was a sales assistant at a retail store, and was doing this for just under 5 years. I’ve always had an interest in technology and knew eventually this is the sector in which I would like to build a career, but didn’t have the relevant experience or qualifications, so I took the plunge and embarked on the Le Wagon bootcamp. I'm now workin...

Retail to Le Wagon, the springboard for building my mobile app
Featuring graduate Ife Odugbesan Freelance Developer in Hoxton Digital More about Ife
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Before Le Wagon I was a sales assistant at a retail store, and was doing this for just under 5 years. I’ve always had an interest in technology and knew eventually this is the sector in which I would like to build a career, but didn’t have the relevant experience or qualifications. I studied Business at University and therefore struggled in my search for an IT role. I then turned my attention to finding a coding course in which I can acquire the skills needed to kickstart my career.
 
After reading the raving reviews of Le Wagon, I decided that this was the course for me and I am so pleased it did.

I’d say the first three weeks were the most challenging for me. I joined Le Wagon having relatively no coding experience so I was digesting totally new languages and concepts. It was hard to get my head around all the new information but the teachers were always on hand when I needed them. Honestly, I didn’t expect to learn so much in the 9 weeks so I was really surprised. Friday evenings were great, the vibe is super informal and we'd have beers with fellow students and the staff. It was like a family. What was also great is live code, when all the students go back into the lecture room for a final session of the day. 

We coded together to solve problems and it helped to ensure we've really understood the concepts. It was always a fun end to the day!

If I were to give advice to anyone thinking about doing Le Wagon, I'd say don't compare yourself to others. Learn at your own pace. If you need help, ask for it. I always took too long to ask for help thinking I’ll be able to crack the case! I'm really happy to say that within a week of graduating I was hired by Hoxton Digital, which is a web agency built by Le Wagon alumni and who now work in the co-working space in the office. I'm still part of the family in London and I get to fulfil my goal of building a mobile app. 

Doing the Full-Stack bootcamp has given me the tools and understanding I need to go on to pick up the other languages needed to do this! So it's really exciting. 
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