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My name is Amanda and I am a TA and student experience coordinator for the Web Development Immersive Course at BrainStation. My job is to help teach and assist the lead educator, while keeping up the energy and excitement of the students during the length of the course. Teaching had never been something I thought I would be doing, but with my motto being to stay challenged at all times, I think it’s a well suited career path to take.
For programming, I have put skill progression into three main steps. First being to grasp the fundamentals and understand your own code, second is to understand and be able to manipulate other people’s code, and third is to teach someone else how to understand code. Though these are only three steps, they are definitely big leaps in my mind and are a new set of challenges for every new programming language.
When I first came to BrainStation, I was intrigued by the idea of a bootcamp and skeptical of how much the students would grasp in the end. This course has exceeded my expectations and I am extremely proud to be a part of such a great movement in digital schooling. The course is intense, educational and a replication of working in the industry all at the same time. Within such a short time, I have seen progression I could only wish to have had in my schooling.