I am currently a student in Minerva Schools at KGI. I just finished my freshman year. Since I’ve already learnt some programming languages and web development at Altcademy, I have become a peer tutor in the Computer Science modules for my classmates.
Minerva is a new undergraduate program from KGI. It works like a tech startup. We don’t have in-person lectures. Most activities are project-based. Everything is done online. We get to travel around the world throughout the 4-year education.
We were living in San Francisco, and we are heading to Seoul next. Even though everything is done online, all the students live together, and so we can also study together.
I actually started Altcademy right after my high school graduation. Back then, I’ve been learning Python on my own. One day, my dad enrolled me in Altcademy and asked me that I try learning there. It was like a present!
I was very happy and super impressed about Altcademy. It’s self-paced and project-based, which helped me learn a lot more. The mentors are proactive in answering questions and helping me out.
I’ve also developed a good habit to publish my work online, such as Github. Sharing your work can inspire others!
I am taking my 4-month summer break now. I am mostly working on my own projects. One projects I am leading is called The Last Mile. The mission of The Last Mile is to prepare incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through business and technology training.
I am starting my second year in September 2018. Looking ahead, I want to continue working on my current projects on hand. It’s a great experience for me to work with others and gain skills in working effectively in a team.
"This program has a structure to motivate me every day to learn online"
"I realized that I enjoy the challenges and that my thought process meshes well with programming"
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.