We caught up with Ed Packard - Associate backend engineer, about his experience at the Makers Academy bootcamp and joining Kin + Carta as a career changer.
Tell us about your career history and what made you want to make the change into software engineering?
What's your experience been like so far at Kin + Carta?
What have you learnt since joining us?
Tell us more about your experience at Makers Academy
Makers Academy provided me with one of the most transformative and intense educational experiences of my life! Following a relatively gentle four-week pre-course of solo study, the twelve-week main course was a genuine rollercoaster - I loved every minute, but there were moments when I wondered if I'd done the right thing giving up my previous work and taking the plunge into coding. At times it seemed like a vast and impenetrable world. Thankfully, support from the Makers coaches and peers meant that I was able to reframe how I thought about problems - and my own progress - and this has been a hugely valuable change in my mindset. It has helped me not only get off to a good start at Kin + Carta but has also made me much happier in day-to-day life more generally.