There are many ways to define success after bootcamp and one way to succeed is starting your own business! James Sullivan attended New York Code and Design Academy’s Software Engineering Immersive instead of college, and launched his own web development agency when he graduated! James tells us how NYCDA supported him in his entrepreneurial endeavors, what sort of clients he works with, and why that all made coding bootcamp worth it for him. Watch the video or read the summary.
Name: James Sullivan Graduated: 2017 from NYCDA’s Software Development Immersive in New York City His New Job: CEO of 17 Web Dev Mark of success: Starting his own company
James’ Background Before New York Code + Design Academy
James was planning to attend college on a Lacrosse scholarship, but got injured and wasn’t able to go.
James had some ideas for tech projects but didn’t have the coding skills to build them.
He heard about NYCDA via Instagram and realized it was a great option for him.
He chose NYCDA over other coding bootcamp options because it had a combination of rigor and structure.
James Tried Teaching Himself But...
He realized it would take too long to get where he needed to be
He needed the curriculum and structure of a coding bootcamp
How NYCDA Helped Launch James’ Career
While other students were getting help from NYCDA career advisers to look for jobs, James was getting help in launching a business.
He bounced ideas off staff
He learned how to price project work
“A web agency can be anything from static website development to software development and mobile app development.”
How Coding Skills Help James Run his Business
He gained the skills to both interact with clients, and discuss technical specifics with his team of developers.
“I realized that there are no real problems; there’s always a solution to every problem.”
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