Who can better tell you what to expect during the BSSA program then our students? Every week we share their experiences. Where do they professionally come from and where are they now? This week’s up Maartje Snoeck Henkemans (Full-Stack Web Development by NYCDA)
“I’m twenty five, I’m really young and I already found what I want to do for the rest of my life. It’s amazing!”
How did you get in touch with the BSSA/NYCDA?
I was contemplating about what I want to do with my life. You know, that 25-year-old dip where you don’t know what you want to do. I had different jobs where I was an organiser, managing schedules. But it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I told a friend that I wanted to code, because that’s what I liked to do when I was a bit younger.
I used to program my calculator for math. I made the probability a bit easier. Because it’s basically the same trick you do, it was quite tedious to type that in my calculator every time. That’s why I made a program that would give me the exact answer. That was as far as I got. I never had the time to develop the programming skill on my own.
But then my friend sent me a link of the BSSA. And from there it all went really fast.
How do you experience the program so far?
I really like the international aspect of it. Not only the BSSA students are here, but also international students. I also like that it’s in the B. building, because I already got two job offers, just by talking over coffee.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I have this motto that I never want to stop learning. In this field of programming it keeps on changing. There is no ceiling that you can hit, knowledge wise. You can always change what you’re doing or change the language you’re coding in. New stuff keeps on popping up, it’s very innovative.
I definitely want to work at one of the company’s that offered me a job, at least for a traineeship. Now I have the problem that I have to pick one. Maybe I’ll just do two traineeships.
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