- Can you talk a little bit about who you are and what your work has been until now?
My name is Lucia and I am 28 years old. My background is in molecular biology and I have studied animal and natural sciences since 2007. I have lived in Italy and Sweden and speak Swedish, English and Italian. I love to learn new things every day.
- During the summer of 2016, you participated in the Craft Academy bootcamp. What made you decide to learn to code?
After looking for a job as a biologist for two years, I enrolled at Craft Academy. I decided to give it a try because programming has always been a passion of mine. I signed up to give myself a chance to work hard, develop professional knowledge and feel proud of myself.
- What would you say was the most important result of your time with Craft Academy?
During the bootcamp I learned to code, of course, but the most important experience, without doubt, was improving my communication skills. I learned how to work in a group and cooperate with different people and personalities. I have learned to help others and to ask for help, ask questions and give and receive constructive criticism.
- What would you say was the most challenging part of the training model at Craft Academy?
The bootcamp takes place over 12 weeks, and you have to be prepared that it is not going to be easy! You will definitely be stressed out, tired, frustrated and irritated. The hardest thing is to continue working and studying even when you feel like you want to give up.
- What advice would you give someone who is thinking about enrolling in the bootcamp?
The only advice I want to give to future students is to never give up. Sometimes it feels like your fellow participants are much better than you and that they are all learning faster than you. But everyone learns in their own way. If they accepted you into the course, it means you can do it! Continue fighting, never give up. It's worth the pain because the results come in the end.