Nate Welter

Nate Welter

Career Path: Software Engineering

Cold-Calling to Software Engineer

Before Coding Temple: Account Executive

After Coding Temple: Software Engineer @ Notable

What were you doing before you decided to attend Coding Temple?

Working in Inside Sales (cold-calling)

What motivated you to enroll in a tech bootcamp?

I have always had an interest in software development, and COVID shutdowns gave me a unique opportunity to make a career switch!

Why did you ultimately decide to enroll at Coding Temple?

Smaller class sizes and large breadth of languages/frameworks taught

What was the most challenging part of the program for you and how did you overcome it?

Framework weeks – putting together knowledge from several other topics to create full-stack applications. I was able to overcome these tough weeks by utilizing all of the resources Coding Temple provided – watching class recordings, booking 1:1 sessions with associate instructors, and leaning on my cohort-mates for tips.

What was the most valuable lesson or skill you learned during the program?

Problem solving (thinking like a developer)

What resources did you find most helpful during the program?

1:1’s with the associate instructor were always very insightful if something wasn’t clicking in class

What was the job search process like and how did Coding Temple prepare you for your current job?

The job search process involved a lot of applications, networking, and technical assessments. Over the course of about 2 months, I had 5 final-round interviews and landed a role as a backend engineer! The career team was incredibly helpful, and took a lot of the guess-work out of this incredibly intimidating career switch. They helped me gain the confidence that eventually led to my dream role!

How has your career progressed since graduating from Coding Temple, and what are your future career goals?

I am now a backend software engineer in the healthcare industry – hoping to move into a management position soon!

How did Coding Temple compare to your expectations, and what surprised you the most about the experience?

It exceeded all expectations! My biggest surprise was the sense of community/bonding between all of my cohort-mates and instructors – I still keep in touch with my cohort-mates today!

What advice do you have for current or prospective bootcamp students in terms of preparing for and succeeding at Coding Temple?

Trust the process. Learning something this complex over the course of only 10-weeks is an amazing feat that won’t come without some frustration. Coding is hard! If you put in the work and utilize the resources you have at your disposal, you will gain so much from this program.