I decided to start a career in tech when at one point during my marketing career, I wanted to focus more on the tech industry and become more flexible in my work schedule. I was always intrigued by users’ behaviour when I was planning my marketing campaigns so a career as a UX designer was a pretty clear choice for me. However, my strategy is “If you want to make a great Bolognese, you need to first master how to make the best spaghettis”. So first I decided to join Le Wagon in Montreal to learn how to code and now I am working hard on my career in UX/UI design.
Now, I work on a few side projects as a freelancer: From complete website development to mockups and coding! This way I use my marketing experience, practice UX thinking, as well as web development. At the same time, I am sharing my experience with Le Wagon students and working for Nestle - Nespresso as a web integrator to learn more about “big-scale” approaches towards user’s behaviour, usability, testing and overall web development.
“My name is Thanh and I am French / Vietnamese. I now work as a Software Engineer for Le Wagon, and formerly was a Lead Teacher for our campus in Paris.
I studied Business, then worked in Marketing in the Fashion Industry and also was an Investment Analyst in a Venture Capital Fund before joining Le Wagon. I learned to code at Le Wagon in Spring 2018 as I was tired of seeing a lot of Startup business plans and products without understanding what was underneath them. I wanted to learn to code to have a better understanding of the product and go back to VC. But I realised that I loved coding too much and became a Web Developer. Now I work as a Software Engineer at Le Wagon!
My tip for women looking to start a career in the tech industry is: just do it! Do it for fun and also to learn new things!”
“My name is Virginie and I’m the COO at Le Wagon. I have a background in engineering, and I started my career in Marketing in P&G and then helped develop a high-end food start-up in France and abroad. After my MBA at INSEAD, I was looking for more impact in my day-to-day job so I switched to the education sector and joined the Swedish company Education First where I stayed for 5 years.
“I'm Fanny, and I’m the Country Manager of Spain. I myself did Le Wagon in 2019, and before that, I worked in Business Development for 7 years. I was selling tech products I didn't understand and was quite frustrated with my job, so I decided to leave it behind and learn to code.
"I‘m Kai, before Le Wagon I was working abroad in the food and fashion industries in terms of business development and product management. I started my online coding experience during the pandemic. My desire to get more proper guidance and expand my data skills never failed.
So I signed up to Le Wagon Shanghai to begin my data science journey last summer. I feel fortunate to become one of the teaching crew as alumni, I’m passionate about sharing my experience through engaging with new learners to accompany them on their brand new learning journey.
My tips and tricks for penetrating into the tech world are not only for women but for people of all ages and all backgrounds. The mindset to constantly try new things in life because the constant innovation of technologies is a process that will happen forever. Being one of those team players who are curious, hungry, audacious, humble, and supportive."