In this blog post, I wanted to share my journey on how I became a Wilder by signing up for Wild Code School's Front-End Web Development part-time, remote course. In my first blog post, I talked about my motivation for a career transition to Software Development. As a continuation, I wanted to share my journey to be part of the Bootcamp course.
The first step to my journey of becoming a Wilder was to complete an online assessment. This involved creating a static website using HTML and CSS. This sounds scary at first, but don't worry, they did not just throw me on the deep end and expect me to know everything about what they are about to teach me. The idea was to see whether a candidate was motivated, able to learn, and adapt to challenges by being resourceful. The school ensured that I get to work and learn with like-minded individuals in the course on an everyday basis through assignments and project work, but of course with the guidance of an instructor who will mentor us if we get stuck on something.
After I submitted and successfully passed my online assessment, I was scheduled for a motivational interview with the campus manager, Francesco, who also gave the presentation that convinced me to join the school in the first place. I won't go into detail about my motivation as I have discussed this in length in my fisrt blog. Overall, I had a great chat with Francesco and I was onto the next stage!
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Overall, I really loved the process of getting into Wild Code School. The rigorous assessments and motivational interview ensured that I get to work and learn with people who have the same level of motivation as I do. For more information about the course, you can find it here.