My name is Iti. I currently live in Dubai with my husband. I'm almost done with all the courses. I'm working on an Airbnb Clone, and I have another month to finish it. I'm spending 6-8 hours per day learning online at Altcademy. I’m so grateful to my husband for supporting me during my full-time studies as learning something new really takes a lot of effort, time and commitment.
I realized that marketing is subjective, but programming is objective - there's right and wrong. This latter approach is where I thrive the best.
I heard of bootcamps as a way to transition into a new career, but I wasn't ready to spend 20 thousand dollars on one. Most bootcamps are in the USA as well, so I couldn't attend them even if I wanted to. I needed to find something completely self-paced and online that would still provide me with guidance.
After looking at a few different options, I decided to go ahead with Altcademy. I'm not sure if it was ranked 2nd or 3rd on the best bootcamps of 2021 list I was looking at, but it had great reviews so I decided to give it a try. Also, the Academy's bootcamp ticked two other important criterias: self-paced and online learning. I'm so glad I did it! I committed to spending 6-8 hours a day on the coursework and it's been wonderful. Within 7 months I have grown from understanding basic HTML and CSS to fully capable of building full-stack Twitter and Airbnb clones. People often don’t see the value of committing a year of their life to learn a new skill that improves their life and career for the next 30 years.
With Altcademy, I found a new career path that I'm passionate about, and my husband is supportive of me pursuing it. Somehow, some forces (read: lots and lots of googling) let me find Altcademy and I'm so grateful for it.
I’m fully committed to a career change. Once I’m finished with my bootcamp studies, I intend to find a software development internship to get actual working experiences on my resume. Then I will look for a full-time role in web development. Even though I’m able to understand the full-stack development cycle, I believe my current strength is more towards the front-end (I’m more familiar with it as I’m being exposed to the front-end more often), but I want to become equally proficient at back-end development.
"Altcademy taught me how to build fully responsive websites and follow the good coding practice."
"If you understand coding, you can leverage it to get your messages across society"
Going from beginners to professional coders, 85%+ of Altcademy alumni are hired within 6 months after graduation
Cohort 72 begins on December 5th, 2022
Learn back-end development with Ruby and Rails. Computer science fundamentals with practical programming skills.