Student Stories: Cortni

Currently studying Full-stack Web Development

Q: Why did you decide to learn to code?

I have a background in arts, design, and language, and have spent several years teaching English as a second language. For me, this year has changed a lot, especially career-wise. I’ve had an interest in coding for some time, and this year seemed like a great opportunity to learn something really different. A friend of mine went to a coding bootcamp to learn to code, and she really liked it. The two of us have very similar interests, so I thought I would also enjoy coding. She wants to build something with me after I build up my skills!

Q: How do you like Altcademy?

This is my first time learning to code. Before I decided to do Altcademy, I poked around with Scratch and Blockly, which are graphical programming interfaces. The Coding 101 free course was also very beginner-friendly. It explains what coding is and what coding does in a totally accessible way.

The self-paced nature of Altcademy suits me really well. I also really like the feedback and timely responses I get from mentors about my assignments. Most of the courses are written in the same friendly tone of the Coding 101 course, and they show you what you can do with what you just learned. Altcademy gives me the flexibility to learn whenever I want, which is perfect for my lifestyle right now.

Q: Why are your goals?

I enjoy work that involves mental challenges and logic. I’d like to work with front-end web development and HTML & CSS where I can work on design-related projects. I’d also like to transition into an industry that is more suited to working from home, while still getting to be creative and solve problems.

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