September 28, 2022
Zuzana's Story: From IT Analyst to Junior Front-end Developer at Qrowdsy
EU November 2021
Junior Front-end Developer
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Tell us a bit about your background. What’s your name, where are you from?
I am Zuzana, and I am currently living in Prague. I came here two years ago from Slovakia, my home country.
What sparked your interest in coding?
The idea of creating something myself.
Why did you decide to join Mimo Dev?
I worked as an IT analyst before and during Mimo Dev. I learned a lot about software architecture and integrating different systems in this job. But I rarely had a chance to create something on my own. I just delivered assignments for developers, communicated with them, and then tested the results. I was really curious about the developer’s job because I did not understand how they do it, but I sure admired it a lot.
Then I came across Mimo Dev, and I found it to be a great opportunity to learn how applications and websites are created. I did not have any previous experience with web development, so it sounded perfect.
I was really curious about the developer’s job because I did not understand how they do it, but I sure admired it a lot.
Did Mimo Dev inspire you to change your career?
Thanks to Mimo Dev, I realized that a developer job would be the best option for me. Constant learning, coding, analyzing, and primarily creating new things sounded very good as a career, so I went for it.
Constant learning, coding, analyzing, and primarily creating new things sounded very good as a career, so I went for it.
How was your job searching experience?
I quit my job a month after finishing Mimo Dev because I wanted to focus on coding and job hunting. I used the time to finish my full-stack project, create my portfolio website and update my LinkedIn profile. Then I started applying for jobs but did not stop learning. I took other short courses, mostly in technologies relevant to the job offers. I also was going through what we learned at Mimo Dev and refreshing my knowledge.
In the end, I got a job as a junior front-end developer in Qrowdsy. I found it through a mutual connection on LinkedIn.
How has learning to code with Mimo Dev helped you personally and professionally?
I learned that slow and steady progress is key. Sometimes I want to get everything immediately, but that is not how it works. Mimo Dev's learning path provided a stable, sustainable pace for all six months and constant progress.
I feel like I am on the right track with my career because I can imagine myself being happy in this position for a long time. And if something changes, it is still a great basis for other technical jobs.
Mimo Dev's learning path provided a stable, sustainable pace for all six months and constant progress.
What advice would you like to give to those who want to learn to code and join Mimo Dev?
If you struggle with where to start on the journey of becoming a developer, or if you have quit a self-paced coding course before, that does not mean coding is not for you. It is overwhelming to find the right resources and the right path for learning this skill. Even if you do, it takes a lot of determination to stay on track.
The Mimo community helps a lot with this. You get an instructor that creates a solid path, a group of peers pushing you to work hard, and weekly assignments. This way, it was so much easier for me. So, if you are interested in coding, give it a shot.
You get an instructor that creates a solid path, a group of peers pushing you to work hard, and weekly assignments