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From SEO manager to Ruby on Rails developer.

Read Jadwiga’s experience on before, during and after the bootcamp. Freshly graduated in December 2018 at Le Wagon in Berlin, Jadwiga found a position as Ruby on Rails developer in less than one week. Take a look at her point of view of her journey.

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What made me want to change my career

Before Le Wagon I had been working for 3 years as an SEO manager, with close ties to developers. I was used to defining features and possible optimizations for websites but I wasn't able to implement anything myself. This lead to frustration and with time I learned to admire developers' skills and capacities.

I wanted to learn to become a web developer to be able to create something and implement my own ideas. Being more independent.

So when I started being unhappy with my work, I quit, lived another life for a few months and settled in Berlin for the bootcamp. I wanted to learn to become a web developer to be able to create something and implement my own ideas. Being more independent. I expected Le Wagon to teach me to code and to launch websites and that's exactly what happened.
Jadwiga at Le Wagon Berlin

My experience at Le Wagon

During Le Wagon, the most important thing was also the one that sounded the silliest when advised by the teachers. It was to sleep. And yes, sleeping 8 hours every night during the bootcamp was an absolute necessity for me to be able to learn so many new things every day.

 I remained motivated during the last weeks specially thanks to the team around me for the final projects.

By sleeping well every night and going over the flashcards (almost) every day, I was able to keep up with the pace of the course. But keeping good habits through the whole bootcamp is hard and I remained motivated during the last weeks specially thanks to the team around me for the final projects.
Jadwiga at the Demo Day

Finding a job as ruby developer 

After Le Wagon, I went back to Munich, where I lived. I took a few days off from coding to rest my brain a bit. After a few days though, I was back at taking online classes and reworking my projects from the bootcamp. 

Three weeks after the end of the bootcamp, I started sending applications as I realized that there was only so much I could learn alone at home and that I would learn even faster once I'd actually work as a developer. 
I applied for jobs for a week and rather quickly I got an offer for an internship as a Ruby on Rails developer, using a similar tech stack to the one I learned at Le Wagon. I started my internship a month after the end of Le Wagon and I'm learning so much every day in a young and international team!

I applied for jobs for a week and rather quickly I got an offer for an internship as a Ruby on Rails developer, using a similar tech stack to the one I learned at Le Wagon.

I'm really happy to have kept in touch with some other students from the batch and I'm happy to be part of a world-wide community. Le Wagon taught me that you can always learn anything if you are motivated enough and sleep 8 hours a night!


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