I am a maker at heart, and I've always had the drive to build things, whether through 3D printing or programming. I was teaching English before Le Wagon, and really liked the campus atmosphere from the very first time I visited them. I met amazing people through the bootcamp, and landed a UX designer in a top Tokyo design agency - What I had always wanted.
After working for 3 years as head of customer service in a Japanese company, I wanted to make a step and dive into the tech world. Thanks to Le Wagon, I acquired the skills I was looking for, and I also had the chance to join an awesome and very diverse team at Tacchi Studios.
After graduating from Le Wagon, I took two months to solidify my knowledge and add some projects to my portfolio. I was introduced to Pocket Concierge through 500 Startups Japan, and after meeting their founders I fell in love with their passion and dedication to their mission.
Attending Le Wagon was the right choice for me: I truly enjoyed the multi-cultural environment, the networking opportunities, and the very product-oriented curriculum. Over the past few months, I have been sharing my time between working as freelance front-end engineer for a L.A. based startup, playing jazz with my band and following my passion for boxing.
I decided to enroll in Le Wagon to deeply understand the technical side of web applications. The 9 weeks I spent provided way more than I was expecting, especially from a product design viewpoint. The course is extremely dense, and covers a lot of content in a short amount of time. I eventually found my UX Designer job within a few weeks after the bootcamp.
I had always wanted to know how to code without really knowing where to start. My several attempts to learn as an autodidact had always failed so I decided to look for training. This is how I found out about Le Wagon Tokyo. I landed a job just before graduation thanks to Le Wagon's team, and am now back to my initial industry.
I graduated from Le Wagon at the end of November 2018, and I’m now working at a FinTech startup as a fullstack developer in Japan. I was a banker in an investment bank before joining Le Wagon. Though I didn’t have any coding skill, I really wanted to change my career and my life, and Le Wagon made it happen.