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My story from Nursing to Coding

Taniya Amidon

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Former nurse and now software developer, Taniya Amidon, shares how she trained with the coding bootcamp Le Wagon.

After a successful nine years in healthcare, I made one of the scariest and bravest decisions of my life to change my career. I decided to leave nursing and healthcare and learn something new and completely different.

After nine years of nursing shift work, I aimed for improved work-life balance, the ability to travel for work, and flexible hours for potential entrepreneurial pursuits.

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I have consistently maintained a solution-oriented mindset, driven by goals.

Inspired by my fiancé’s decade-long career as a full-stack developer and after thorough career research, I chose to learn coding.

Self-taught

I taught myself to code part-time for a few months and built my first landing page using basic HTML and CSS. I was hooked and kept wanting to learn more and realised this was something I could do long-term. Technology is evolving rapidly and as a developer, you are constantly learning to be up to date with the latest trends.

I started looking for coding courses in London and I chose the nine-week coding bootcamp with Le Wagon London. They offered a product-oriented program, suitable for future full-stack developers and entrepreneurs looking to build their products. Entranced by the previous batch’s captivating demo day videos, which showcased exceptional project quality, I swiftly enrolled in Le Wagon’s early 2019 London batch. This decision was fueled by the program’s contemporary curriculum, meticulously aligned with the latest tech demands.

My experience at Le Wagon

My experience at Le Wagon London has been amazing and extremely positive. It was worth the money and time I invested in the program and is for people who are serious about learning new skills in 9 weeks. It was a very intense program and the learning curve has been very high. The teaching structure pushed me beyond my limits and made a career in programming an attractive possibility. I had the opportunity to work on my own, as part of a pair programming, and in a small team. Over the course of the last three weeks, we focused on constructing two MVC prototype web applications.

I graduated on March 15, 2019, from London’s Batch #222, alongside an exceptional and dedicated group of individuals. Our batch made history by having the highest number of female students in a London cohort.

Today

As a junior full-stack developer, I’m convinced that if I could switch from nursing to coding without a technical background, anyone can too. All you need is a passion for learning and openness to new opportunities.

Here is our final product prototype, three other talented junior full-stack developers and I built at Le Wagon.

I’m now ready to start my next adventure as junior full-stack developer in London thanks to Le Wagon London.

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