"At NEXT, I got to meet people from all sorts of backgrounds with all kinds of ideas to apply their newfound programming skills onto, and it showed to me that this isn't a career with just a single path - it's an entire world of possibilities and I'm excited to be part of it!"
I think my favourite experience of the bootcamp was getting to know other people who were in a similar situation: coming from non-tech backgrounds, wanting to learn a new skill, looking for a career switch and wanting to improve our coding skills. As a result, we were able to relate to each other very well as we were all facing a new adventure ahead together.
"When I left NEXT and started my new developer role, I could basically hit the ground running with everything that I'd learnt from the bootcamp."
Simon Lee is the most recent graduate at NEXT Academy’s new Part-Time Coding Course. He had always maintained a passion for coding and is now turning ideas into reality.
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