Student Profile: Sam Maggs
What were you doing before the course started?
Prior to the course I was working in Customer Service and a range of other roles.
Why are you attending the Coding Fellowship?
My previous jobs did not excite me at all, and I had been interested in coding and web development for some time, but unfortunately found it very difficult to pick it up or learn in my spare time.
After speaking to people who had attended and attending the taster evening, I was sold!
What role are you looking for after the Coding Fellowship? Where do you see yourself in the future?
My ideal role would be placed in a company that wants to see me grow in knowledge and experience, and that also works on exciting projects! I see myself (fingers crossed) buildings websites/apps and learning from others, to create work that I can be proud of.
What was your coding experience before the Coding Fellowship?
Very little to be honest, apart from the pre-course prep work and some other coding challenges.
How have you found the Fellowship so far?
Brilliant! Have enjoyed every minute. There is no denying that sometimes you feel overwhelmed, but what I like most is the fact I have learned how to work through things logically and come out of the other end.
What have you enjoyed most?
Learning. Haven’t had to challenge myself like this for years, so I feel like I have a new found love of learning!
What have you found hardest?
The many, MANY concepts of web development. So much to take in, but all very relevant and essential.
What advice would you give to someone thinking of attending the Fellowship?