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A Day In The Life: Web Development Graduates

Take a glimpse into the careers of Web Development bootcamp graduates as they talk about what it's like working as an engineer or developer.
Summary

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work as a software engineer or developer? We had the opportunity to ask three of our Web Development Bootcamp alumni who are now thriving in their careers in software. They shared their experiences and gave us a glimpse into what a typical day looks like for them. Let’s dive in and explore their stories.

Melina Kim – Software Developer, Pearson

Melina Kim - Le Wagon Alumni

My day typically begins with a daily scrum meeting, during which my team and I discuss our progress, plans, and any obstacles we are facing. Following the scrum meeting, we sometimes have grooming sessions where we review backlog items with the product owner, ensuring that they are up-to-date and prepared for upcoming sprints. Depending on the day, I may also have a meeting with my line manager or mentor. After these meetings, I focus on writing code for new features or fixing bugs and then work on developing tests for the features.

What do you enjoy the most about your current role?

Continuing education is an essential aspect of being a software developer. There are always new tools to learn and better ways of developing software to discover. I find it rewarding to explore new programming languages, discover tools that can make development easier, and learn about the latest trends and practices in the industry. Additionally, I appreciate the flexibility that comes with being a software developer, such as the ability to work remotely or in the office, which helps me maintain a good work-life balance.

Kurt – Software Engineer

Kurt - Le Wagon alumni

I love learning and enjoy both front and backend. In my current role, we get exposure to different technical projects using different technologies across multiple industries. It’s very rare to get that much-varied exposure in such a short time which is why I love working for a tech consultancy.

Why tech?

I love problem-solving, and it’s an ever-changing landscape, which means you constantly have to learn new skills in order to succeed, which is something that really appealed to me. I also have a large family and mentor young people, and there aren’t too many people who come from my background in this field, so I hope that by being visible, I can encourage more young people to get involved in tech. It’s a good place to be!

Working in environments with smart, collaborative people is great as there is always something new to pick up, and I’m lucky to have a good work-life balance.

Cat – Freelance Software Engineer, Unify Media

Cat - Le Wagon alumni. In a hot air balloon.

A typical day for me can vary, but because I am a freelancer, I can set my schedule. I usually start later/work later as I am more of a night owl. My days usually consist of working from home with my two cats. If I want to change it up, sometimes I’ll go to a cafe in London!

I love the freedom that I have as a freelancer. Because it’s with a media company, I’m not entirely on my own, but I have the ability to work when and where I want to.


If you want to embark on a tech journey of your own, click here to read our guide, How to Become a Web Developer, or click here to apply to one of our bootcamps and begin your own journey into tech.

A Day In The Life: Working in Software
Take a glimpse into the careers of Web Development bootcamp graduates as they talk about what it's like working as an engineer or developer.
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