September 16, 2015
Alumni Feature: Khoa Le
By Jay Wengrow, CEO of Actualize
Our alumni are pretty amazing individuals. While still working daytime jobs, they attended our 12-week part-time coding bootcamp on weeknights from M-Th and all day Sunday. Some were looking to make a career change, while others were looking to learn a new skill. We loved getting to know each and everyone of them, and feel like our readers should get to know them too.
This morning, we sat down for a chat with Anyone Can Learn To Code’s Chicago recent alum, Khoa Le.
What were you doing before the bootcamp?
I was working as an IT Support Analyst at IPXI, a financial trading startup company.
Why did you want to make the switch to web development?
I became less and less interested in my job and found web development to be much more challenging and more rewarding.
How did you hear about the bootcamp?
I attended ACLTC meetup workshop and found out the ACLTC has a part time web dev bootcamp
What made you decide to enroll in the cohort?
I wanted to switch career at the same time still keep my full time job.
Tell me where you’re working now and what you’re doing.
I work at Brickfish, a social media tech company. I work on promotional websites integrating social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
What were the skills and tools you learned at ACLTC that helped you land your current role?
What would you tell others looking to make a career change into web development?
It requires lots of hours of sacrifice and coding. You always need to be learning and a love of solving problems. The time commitment is what will separate you from others.
LinkedIn Account: https://www.linkedin.com/in/khoamle
Github Account: https://github.com/khoamle
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