September 18, 2022

by Mimo

Özgür's story: When you know coding is what you want to do

What's your background?

Hi, I’m Özgür from Sweden, and l have a background in the restaurant sector (as a business owner) and some as a marketer.

I decided to do something I had back of my mind for years - to learn web development. It’s something magical about being able to create experiences with code.

How did your coding journey look like?

At the beginning of my coding journey, I quickly tripped on Mimo in the App store, and it amazed me how “easy” it was to start learning to code, available on the go. Nice to have together with Youtube, Google, and all the other stuff.

Mimo Dev showed up at a time when I considered seriously leveling up my knowledge or doing nothing with it. I opted for the first option, so it was a no-brainer to apply for Mimo Dev when stumbling into it. Especially since I already trusted Mimo’s way of teaching.

It has been a great experience. With an engaging structure and instructor, I gained more confidence in coding along the road.

What did Mimo Dev help you accomplish? What were the major milestones?

The biggest milestone so far is that I can debug in React by myself. The next milestone is launching my first React project to a client.

I recently got the job of building a website for a friend’s new upcoming restaurant. And just to be clear, I will get paid, let us call it a junior salary, as it’s my first freelance project. You start somewhere.

One thing I learned by studying coding so far is that if you repeat something enough, it will stick in your mind sooner or later.

Any advice for those who are just starting to learn to code?

If I started Mimo Dev again, I would be softer on myself and ask more questions. We learn at different paces, and don’t be afraid of asking.

What are your plans for the future?

We’ll see what the future brings. I’m open to the freelance path but know how challenging that can be, so it might end up that I apply for a job. We’ll see. Whatever happens I decided coding is what I want to do.

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Frequently asked

How will my typical week look like?

Every week, you will get a new study plan from your personal instructor, which will consist of different skills, projects and coding challenges you can complete on your own time. In addition, you'll have weekly live session where your instructor will talk through a coding project, explain new concepts and answer questions.
Each week, you'll also have multiple short calls with the rest of the study group to check in on each others progress and discuss potential roadblocks. In addition to the regularly scheduled sessions, you'll set up weekly 1:1 calls with your personal coach, where you can discuss concepts in-depth and talk about your weekly study plan.
Each month, we'll also host special community events, like Q&A sessions with famous developers or group hackathons.

Can I complete the program from anywhere?

Yes. You'll only need a computer with a microphone and a webcam as well as a fast and reliable internet connection. Ideally, you're in a European/African/US time zone to make sure you can attend live sessions and office hours.

Do I need coding skills to apply?

No, you don't. What's essential is that you're very motivated and have a strong interest in coding. While we'll work hard to get every student to the same level, the program has to keep moving, so your dedication is what matters.

Will the live sessions be mandatory?

No, they're not mandatory. We'll make sure to record all live sessions so you can watch them afterwards in case you can't make it.

Will you help me with hiring?

Yes. We provide career coaching and interview preparation. We'll do mock interviews with you and help you polish your online resume and portfolio, and facilitate introductions through our network.

How big will the cohorts be?

We're purposefully trying to keep our cohorts to around 16 people so we can fully support each student.

Why does this program focus on web development?

Web development continues to be the most in-demand area for junior developer roles. It also suits itself perfectly to our teaching methods and tools.

What if I already know how to code?

Great, you'll have a head start! Unless you already consider yourself a developer, you'll still get a lot of value from the program. You’ll still learn state-of-the-art technologies, best practices, development principles and workflows, and get help landing a job.

Can I really become an employable developer within 6 months?

Yes! As long as you stay motivated and spend around 20 hours per week, you'll be able to master the skills necessary to find your first software development job.

How much time do I need?

You should dedicate around 20 hours per week.

What kind of jobs will I be able to land after completing the program?

The typical job profile is frontend developer. Any website you visit and anything you see, click on, or otherwise interact with on it is the work of a frontend developer. As a junior frontend developer, you'll create the visible part of websites and web apps. You'll code the frontend and take care of debugging, too.

Do I need Mimo Pro to start Mimo Dev?

No, you don't. Mimo Dev is designed to be completed without using the Mimo mobile app, however, we think it's a great additional tool to practice when you're on the go. If you sign up for Mimo Dev, we'll give you free access to Mimo Pro as well.