Aydee Reichert

Aydee Reichert

Career Path: Full-Time Software Engineering

Big Oil to Zoro

Before Coding Temple: Oil Industry Analyst

After Coding Temple: Software Engineer I @ Zoro

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

I was working in the Oil and Gas industry as a Analyst. I had been at this industry for about 12 years.

What motivated you to enroll in a tech bootcamp?

During the pandemic, I realized I wanted to go into the tech field.My husband and a friend had both taken bootcamps that helped them make a seamless transition into the tech industry as software developers. So I took some classes in python and fell in love with it. It was at this point that I decided to make a change in my career.

Why did you ultimately decide to enroll at Coding Temple?

After extensive research, I landed on Coding Temple. Coding Temple had great reviews and worked great with my schedule. In addition, I called Coding Temple before enrolling and they were able to answer all of my questions.

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

The most challenging part of the program for me was time management. I made sure to not fall behind and turned homework in on time.

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

I learned how to build full stack applications.

What resources did you find most helpful during the program?

The material provided and recorded videos were very helpful throughout the program. I love the fact that I have access to all this even after graduating.

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

Coding Temple has a great career coach that helped me update my resume and LinkedIn in such a way that allowed the job search process to be easy and seamless.

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

I am now a software engineer and could not have done it without the skillsets I obtained at Coding temple. I am happy and excited that I was able to make this industry change. My future goals are to continue expanding my knowledge in this new profession.

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

I learned a lot more than I anticipated. I gained so much knowledge and expertise in such a short time. So very grateful for that.

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

Take it one day at a time and know that you may not understand everything at the moment. Do not give up!!