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Glauber was working alongside software developers as a support consultant when he realized he wanted to be more involved but didn’t yet have the required technical skills. That’s when he discovered Lighthouse Labs' Web Development Flex Program, which he believed would help him achieve his goal of becoming a full-stack web developer. Despite some initial hesitation about the time commitment, Glauber’s experience with the Program was full of excitement and development. It provided him with a platform for profound learning and personal growth, which ultimately led to a successful career transition to a full-stack software developer at a renowned energy company. Now, Glauber contributes to crafting innovative solutions and eagerly anticipates advancing into a leadership role.

What were you up to before Lighthouse Labs?

I was a support consultant for a software company, Intelligenz. In this role, I supported end users' issues with limited access to the software itself. I was interested in a challenge and I was aware that I was capable of more professionally, so my dream was to become part of the development team.

What led you to want to take a tech Program, and why did you choose Lighthouse Labs?

I dove deep into other technologies because I was eager to transition to the development side of software. After careful consideration, I chose Lighthouse Labs, recognizing its potential to help me achieve my goals and seize a new opportunity to become a full-stack developer. The Program equipped me with a solid technology foundation and practical experience that made me job-ready. The Career Services provided guidance on resume building, interview preparation and connected me with potential employers aligned with my goals.

I gained confidence in my abilities to take on software development roles. The Program's comprehensiveness and reputation ensured that completing it served as a strong signal to employers about my skills and commitment to the field.

Tell us about your experience with the Web Development Flex Program.

Initially, I was apprehensive about the significant time commitment required for the program. However, I was also excited about gaining new knowledge and advancing in the world of technology. Reflecting on my experience, I am genuinely impressed by the Bootcamp and the multifaceted benefits it bestowed upon me.

  • Comprehensive curriculum: The program covered a wide range of in-demand technologies and concepts, including front-end development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React), back-end development (Node.js, Express), databases (SQL, NoSQL), and modern development practices like version control, testing, and deployment. This well-rounded education prepared me to tackle full-stack development roles.

  • Hands-on learning experience: The emphasis on project-based learning allowed me to apply the concepts I learned in a practical setting, building real-world applications from the ground up. This hands-on approach solidified my understanding and provided me with a portfolio of work to showcase during job interviews.

  • Access to experienced instructors and mentors: Throughout the program, I had access to a team of experienced instructors and industry professionals who provided guidance, feedback, and support whenever I needed it. Their expertise and real-world insights were invaluable in shaping my understanding and problem-solving abilities.

  • Collaborative learning environment: The program fostered a collaborative learning environment where I worked closely with my peers through pair programming, code reviews, and group projects. This experience not only improved my technical skills but also taught me valuable teamwork and communication skills essential for success in the workplace.

  • Career Services support and job readiness: In addition to the technical curriculum, the program also provided Career Services support, including resume building, interview preparation, and job search strategies. This holistic approach ensured that I was well-equipped to navigate the job market and present myself as a competitive candidate for developer roles.

Overall, the Web Development Flex Program provided me with a solid foundation in software development. Not only did I gain proficiency in new tech stacks, but I also cultivated valuable habits and best practices.. Moreover, I had the opportunity to connect with remarkable individuals and tackle various challenges along the way.

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How did the Web Development Flex Program impact your career?

The Program enhanced my confidence as I became better equipped to pursue a position in a prominent company, ultimately securing a role that aligns perfectly with my initial career goals. Since making the decision to embark on the Lighthouse Labs journey, I've been able to position myself for success in a role I've long desired.

Talk to us about your new job! Explain a little of what you do now.

Currently, I serve as a software developer at PTW Energy, where my responsibilities encompass crafting new features, implementing enhancements, and resolving issues across our existing suite of applications. Daily, my tasks included participating in scrum meetings, collaborating with senior developers on coding tasks, writing and testing new features, fixing bugs, and conducting code reviews. Right now I'm enhancing an application called "E-ticketing", where employees can add service orders or purchase orders as well as a bunch of other functionalities. I’ve employed technologies like C#, Javascript, SQL, and other resources to launch and test these implementations.

What do you appreciate most about your new career or what are you most hopeful for moving forward?

What I appreciate most about my new career is the opportunity it provides me to create innovative solutions. It's a chance for me to truly make a difference within my organization while simultaneously paving the way for personal growth and advancement. I'm eager to seize opportunities that come my way, embracing new roles and responsibilities as they arise. Additionally, I cherish the opportunity to continuously expand my knowledge and skills, learning new technologies and best practices that contribute to my professional development.

What’s next? Tell us about you and your future career goals.

Well, I'm aiming to climb the ladder into more leadership roles down the line. I want to beef up my confidence in handling all sorts of tech challenges and maybe even lend a hand in mentoring other people who are on the same journey as me. It's about keeping the momentum going and helping the tech community along the way!

What advice would you give someone who wants to transition into a tech career?

Stay persistent, never throw in the towel, and keep that end goal in sight. Believe me, you've got what it takes. It's all about putting in the hard work and having faith in yourself. Keep pushing forward, and in the end, you'll come out on top.

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Ready to find a career in web development like Glauber?

At Lighthouse Labs, we're here to help you gain the skills for your next role. Our Web Development Program is the quickest way to launch a career in web development. We offer an online 12-week, full-time, or 30-week, part-time Bootcamp option. The Program includes on-demand mentorship and lifetime Career Services. At the end of the Program, you'll have the tools and skills needed to level up your resume and find a career in web development.

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This and other success stories were supported by the ICT Boost initiative, funded by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program (SWSP).