Career power up
Cami’s coursework proved instrumental to landing her new job because it focused on using real-world data to build projects that solve actual problems.
“For our very first project we used NASA and SpaceX APIs to build a website that featured things like a photo of space every day and the current position of the ISS,” Cami said. “It was so easy to build because we loved the idea, but it was also a preview of what it would be like to work in a field where you’re passionate about your product.”
That passion continues to drive Cami to learn challenging but rewarding new concepts and skills, even after graduation.
“I need to get AWS certified for my new job, but I’m excited about it,” Cami said. “In the past, I’d take my time with stuff, but the boot camp really pushes you through new concepts in a matter of hours. I’m able to absorb difficult concepts more quickly now and break them down into something I can understand and use.”
A new way to play
Her health on track and her career revitalized, Cami feels there’s no limit to what she can now achieve.
“This opportunity has opened so many doors for me, when I believed there was nothing left to open,” she said. “I feel like I can do stuff now. I have the courage to try really difficult things and expect more from myself.”
Cami has big plans for the future.
“In five years, I’d like to be developing my own app,” Cami said. “One single guy designed and built my favorite game of all time. One guy. He’s my hero, and I’d like to do something like that.”
For anyone on the fence about enrolling in a boot camp, Cami has one piece of wisdom to share.
“You’re worth getting an education,” she said. “Wherever you come from, or how dumb you think you are, you deserve a chance to learn something that you love and a chance to do something that you want to learn. Grab the bull by the horns. Ask questions. The UCI boot camp gave me all the tools I needed to make this happen. This course is for you.”
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