Nobody could have foreseen it, but it happened. One Friday I’m going to work and boom! my boss tells me and another colleague that he’s breaking away from his partner and we are fired. Paperwork, unemployment and the immensity of time ahead of me and my terrible fear for my future. I must add that same night my mobile was stolen and it was two days before my birthday. Welcome to the 37!
I did the tests for the Wallapop Ironhack scholarship in Barcelona. It’s really exasperating to see how they take advantage of so many girls who want to learn how to program. A course with a value of 6000€ (too much money for something that can be learned online) with which we were finally given a discount of 1500€. Good luck to the girls who are doing that bootcamp, from my heart. I do not doubt its quality, but it hurts me to see how they pay so much money.
Luckily for me, I remembered a Barcelona Activa front-end course that I could not attend precisely because I was working. I went back to their page and it was still available. I signed, they accepted me (yay!) but first, they told me I had to do a logical math exam (shit!) I’m not good at logic or mathematics. So, of course, I failed the exam.
I was surprised that they called me for the personal interview. And there my conviction and motivation played along with the phrase “with you or without you, I will learn to program“. A few weeks later I was in front of my computer learning with 49 people more: IT Academy begun on its first edition.
The agenda (all in English) still scares me:
– Computer Science
– Virtual Machine
– JSON, XML
– Version Control
– Data Base (nice to see you again, Workbench, my old friend)
– OOP – OOD
– ECMAScript 6
– PHP with Mysql
Woooow… Just for 0€ and 5 months ahead to learn there 40 hours per week in Cybernarium amazing premises. I cannot be more grateful. By the way, the itinerary we are following is from Linkedin courses from lynda.com. I recommend them A LOT. Besides, two teachers mentor us all day every day (thank God Slack!).
My planets lined up to be there after my last online communication project to perform to the fullest to take advantage of this opportunity. I swear I’m going to take it 100%.