Meet our Students: Shabnaz Akter – CodeMaster
In November 2019, the Talent Garden Innovation School launched its first Full Time Bootcamps. Shabnaz Akter is a participant of the very first CodeMaster Bootcamp in Vienna. In the interview she talks about how she came across the Innovation School, about the course in general and which modules she likes best.
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1. What is your background and how did you find out about the Talent Garden Innovation School?
I have done my Bachelor in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Then I started my career first as an Assistant Designer and then as a Designer for a consultancy firm within HVAC back in Bangladesh. In 2017, I moved to Vienna and started to study my MSc in Telecommunication Engineering in Technical University of Vienna, Austria. Later on I felt passionate for Coding and started looking for the best place to learn it. I found Talent Garden on Facebook and applied for the CodeMaster Bootcamp. What made this journey even more easy was that I was granted the Scholarship.
2. Which Bootcamp are you attending – tell us a bit about it!
I am doing CodeMaster Bootcamp in Talent Garden Innovation School. We are focusing on Frontend Web development, We are learning HTML, CSS, Java Script, API integrations, Bootstrap. We are learning one of the most popular framework ‘React’. We are learning a lot in Talent Garden not only Coding but also a lot of activities that will help us to find a Job or Internship after the course, e.g. through career days and assessment centres. In one sentence: Talent Garden Innovation School is teaching students in an innovative way.
3. Describe the Bootcamp…
The Coding Bootcamp focuses on high-impact learning and teach only the skills that will prove to be most relevant in the real-world. This program focuses intensely to provide their participants with exactly these skills that they will need to be a successful coder in the professional world.
The time frame of the Bootcamp is relatively short when compared to a traditional training, like a four-year degree from university. In order to make this work, all non-essential skills are cut from the curriculum.
This means that the CodeMaster Bootcamp ist ideal for people who want to obtain the technical skills that will help them become employable in the world of coding in a very short period of time.
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5. Which Module(s) did you like best and why? What did you learn about?
6. Besides the classroom sessions, what else did you like best about the Bootcamp and why?
Besides the classroom sessions, what I liked most about the Bootcamp are the career days. Most of the courses only provide the actual course, but in Talent Garden Innovation School we also had the possibility to attend career days with different technical company and also did some first interviews. We have learnt how to present ourself to a company. We gathered knowledge and questionnaires that might be asked by our future employee. In my point of view the career days really add that extra value to the Bootcamp.
7. Which time was the most intensive of the twelve weeks?
For me the first few weeks were the most intense as I come from a different career background. But later on I was able to keep up with the things we learned and it was a great journey with people from different cultures and career backgrounds in the same tech platform.
8. Tell us about one thing that you learned in the Bootcamp which totally blew your mind.
I was always wondering what’s going on behind the scenes, when some error is found in a system. But now I have the basic concept of a lots of things related to Frontend Coding and am also familiar with the things happening “behind the scenes”. So knowing what’s going on, is actually mind blowing to me. And it always makes me feel happy when I discover things that I didn’t know before.
9. Which advice would you give to someone who is thinking about joining the Talent Garden Innovation School?
The advice I can give it that joining the Talent Garden Innovation School will be one of the best decisions you can do to make the career path more nice and easy. If you are thinking about joining one of the Bootcamps, please come to the campus and see the spirit – then you can decide for yourself if it is the right decision.
10. Is there anything else you want to tell us?
The only thing I would say is that having a basic knowledge of coding makes the journey throughout the CodeMaster Bootcamp much more easy.
Thank you so much, Shabnaz, for this interview!