Eventually, it clicked, I knew that I wanted to change careers and become a developer, combining the complex and abstract problem solving aspects from my previous job with my passion for creativity.
Before Onno joined Le Wagon, he was working in logistics for about 5 years. His main focus was on stock levels and purchasing. He did this first with HelloFresh
and later with Coolblue
. With the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, Onno had to work remotely. Lacking the social aspect of his job, he decided that it no longer fulfilled his longterm goals and ambitions when it came to his career.
Having taken the time to truly think about his future plans, Onno knew that he wanted to encompass some creative work. He really enjoys woodworking, but wanted to find something that was less physically demanding. Onno states that "eventually, it clicked, I knew that I wanted to change careers and become a developer, combining the complex and abstract problem solving aspects from my previous job with my passion for creativity."
Before joining Le Wagon’s Web Development Bootcamp, Onno took a few online courses here and there. Wanting to get a full scope of what was necessary to become a developer, he turned to Le Wagon. Having done a few of these online courses, Onno felt well prepared for the full-time Web Development Bootcamp. With this being said, what was a little bit more challenging (but fun!) for him was working with a buddy system. He felt as though this pushed him outside of his comfort zone as it required good planning, good communication and checking each others work.
Onno truly enjoyed his Le Wagon experience. He felt motivated throughout the full 9 weeks. His favourite part within those 9 weeks was bringing everything that he had learnt together and developing a web application during his final project weeks. Overall, Onno would describe his experience at Le Wagon as both fun and educational, and especially great when he and his batch were able to come back on campus!
After finishing the bootcamp, Onno took some time off for himself. Shortly after, he landed a job and he’s now working as a Betty Block Developer at Holygrow in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Here he uses Betty Blocks software to develop applications for companies and uses HTML, CSS, and JS to create additional components.
Looking back at his experience at Le Wagon, one thing that he’ll always take with him is the ability to break apart problems into easier, manageable pieces. Having completed the bootcamp, Onno will always remember and really appreciate having had learnt alongside his batch members and gaining skills that he can carry on using for the rest of his life.