I have a Bachelor's degree in Arts and a Master's degree in Digital Graphic Design.
I have always been interested in technology so I once went for a short course to learn Front (HTML and CSS). Out of curiosity I made a 3D machine and began to learn JS. Hence, when I learned about Wild Code School's short course in web development, I thought that it would be a great opportunity for me to learn what I always wanted to learn in a short amount of time.
What prompted my professional transition towards digital was...
So I have not made a full switch, but I think that this new course is a very good opportunity to widen my skills. Every day, more jobs related to new technologies are being created and, I believe, we have to train ourselves according to the needs of the society we live in, don't we? :)
As a digital graphic designer, my work was already related to technology. However, at the time, I was simply focused on the visual parts. I was always intrigued by how the "back" was like. I do think that understanding all the parts of a project is what makes you do your job better.
So here I am, taking part in the full-time web development and coding course in Madrid, which lasts for five months. The course is from January till the end of May 2020.
Before I joined Wild Code School, the truth is that I had a look at several options. I ended up choosing this one because it seemed to be the most complete for me. I think that the training we receive here is very much in line with the time in which it is taught, while other institutions try to teach faster which can't be the ideal way to assimilate all the information we get.
What about your plans after Wild Code School?
My idea is to return to the company I was working for as a graphic designer and to be able to work also in coding projects. However, as soon as I get enough background, I would love to go and live in Germany for a while. Besides, It would be great to find a company with whom it would be possible to travel, learn new languages, work in new projects, and continue training in the world of technology at the same time.
If I could talk to my pre-training "me", I would tell her:
It's only been a month since I started the course now, however, I think the best advice I could give myself is that the most important thing is to find a balance between work and rest. Problems look easier with some perspective. You also have to keep in mind that you are not going to get everything done. It is important that you keep working on your own to move forward.
The final word
Just thank you for the opportunity. It's an experience I'm loving, and I'm really enjoying it.