Benjamin Newman

Benjamin Newman

Career Path: Software Engineering

Unemployed to Data Strategy & Advanced Analytics

Before Coding Temple: Unemployed

After Coding Temple: Advanced Analytics Manager @ Feedvisor

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


What motivated you to enroll in a tech bootcamp?

Pivoting to new hard-skill based industry

Why did you ultimately decide to enroll at Coding Temple?

Smaller class size, cheaper-ish, shorter time-frame, more areas of exposure

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

Falling behind on a short time frame. Overcame by making up for work in after hours/attending office hours/help sessions.

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

Data Literacy

What resources did you find most helpful during the program?

Class Recordings

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

3-4 months. Applied to at least 200 jobs, had maybe 5-7 different interview processes, weighted heavily towards the end of my search. Coding Temple was helpful in profile/resume design, check-in/motivation, and expectation setting. And resources for additional learning/webinars.

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

Went in thinking I’d wanna do data science & engineering. Have since realized I’m business oriented with the goal of leading Strategy or being a CEO one day.

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

Keep your mind and options open as your career goals may shift during the program. Even though I didn’t want to work a coding heavy/engineering heavy role after Coding Temple, what I did learn was still extremely valuable.