Coding Academy – Témoignage de Joseph Boisselier (promo 2015)

Coding Academy – Témoignage de Joseph Boisselier (promo 2015)


Before Code & Go, I did several things, I started out studying history originally but I didn’t get very far, I stopped after my bachelor’s degree. I wanted to be a teacher, I changed my mind, we went travelling and then I came back.
I had to work in catering because I needed to earn money. My partner began her studies, so I was the breadwinner during that period. And then when she’d finished, I thought about myself, I thought about what I wanted to do when I left school, I didn’t have good grades in maths but I had good grades in history. That’s how it went, also people often told me maths were quite important in computing, so that put me off for a while but in the end I told myself that I might have a chance, precisely because there were courses like Code & Go that let you do loads of things without being a maths boffin. I looked into all these schools’ programmes, went to meetings, met the people who were going to be our teachers or supervisors, and then I came across Code & Go and dropped all the others. It was quite quick because it corresponded to something. I was worried because a short course on a CV is never easy to defend, because it corresponded to something. I was worried because a short course on a CV is never easy to defend, so we saw a programme, saw what we were going to look at on it, the things we were going to cover, the order in which we were going to study them too, that was important. I said to myself: “right, I’m going to do that, it will take up a lot of my time but it’s worth it, I think”. Now that I’m certified, I’m totally satisfied. I had doubts, to be honest, at the start, I had a lot of doubts, if only about my ability to be able to do it, because it was a radical change of direction. Then in the end, with the learning method that’s specific to the school and the course, you get into it, you spend a lot of time on it, and in the end, yes, as I saw on my little end-of-course internship, I am capable of coming into a company and not feeling lost. So yes, I’m pretty confident, I think it should go well.

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