Road To Code: Jennifer Cheng
Today we’re shining the spotlight on our soon-to-be CodeCore alum Jennifer Cheng!
Name: Jennifer Cheng
Life Before CodeCore: UBC Computer Science Student
Her Road To Development: Jennifer first found out about CodeCore several years ago when we did a small Ruby workshop at Harbour Centre, but it wasn’t until May 2017 when she joined us full time. Back then, she was testing the waters of higher education (as many of us did), and she wasn’t quite set on what she wanted to be or what she loved doing. However, Jennifer eventually found her calling in computer science, and after doing a couple of introductory courses, she went all in. Post graduation, Jennifer took a couple more courses related to databases at BCIT, but ultimately decided she wanted to concentrate on coding. That’s when she remembered that workshop at Harbour Centre she took all those years ago.
Looking back at her time at CodeCore, Jennifer found that her technical background gave her a leg up during class and that it was easier to apply the theories and frameworks from her undergrad when paired with hands-on labs. Her tips for future bootcamp students include capitalizing on the community and networks you make during class, practicing as much as you can, and to just TRY (Even if it might not work, at least you’ll be learning!).