How the Sheffield Hub has impacted my Code4000 journey
I have been working at Yoomee Digital - whose office has now become home to the Code4000 Sheffield Hub - for over three months now. Since being here I have been focused on equipping myself with an employable skillset and learning the ins and outs of Ruby on Rails, a web application framework which is part of the Code4000 curriculum and has also been used by Yoomee for over 10 years. During this time my abilities and confidence have grown drastically and Andy - Yoomee Director and now Code4000 Hub Manager - says that my ability is very much in line with what he would expect from a Computer Science University graduate after a similar amount of time in the workplace. All from what I have learned in prison.
After a month of training and a couple of warm up exercises, I started work on a project rebuilding a complex application for a client, which should be done by the end of this month. This has been a great challenge and has taught me lots; including that I really enjoy this as a job.
I am now at a point where Code4000 have started to approach me about potential work placements for when I am released in the Summer, and I have a meeting with a major FinTech company in London next month (to attend whilst out on ROTL) for stage 2 out of 3 of the interview process. I think a career in FinTech would do me nicely.