Daniela is one of our best students and an important part of the student community here at DCI campus. Just recently she landed a job as a Junior Front-End Engineer at streaming provider Loots here in Berlin. Let’s listen to what she told us during this interview!
Can you introduce yourself and tell us where you come from and what you did before coming to DCI?
I was born in Israel and after 14 years i moved to Ukraine.Then the war started there and I moved to Germany.While being in Ukraine I finished my Master`s degree, but unfortunately it is not valid here. I decided to further my qualification which is why I joined a school in berlin to get programming related education. I was in the school for one semester.
How did you get into coding?
Due to the hype about coding, I looked into some online courses and then realised that if someone can do it , I can too.
How did you learn about DCI and what caught your interest in becoming part of it?
In my previous coding school a friend of mine told me about DCI. He did an integration course with DCI. I was searching a school and he recommended me to DCI.I like the one year programme at DCI because you can get much more knowledge in this time. You have time to take everything step by step.You can definitely get more solid knowledge during a full year.
What does the programme do different than a normal university?
DCI is much more practical.You have more projects to do and you can test your knowledge.You can practice theory. Teachers are very caring about us. In other schools,they give materials related to study and nothing else and then it is your problem to do the work by yourself.
Why you choose IT industry?
I like the IT industry as it is flexible. Programming is universal and in one language. If a person is moving to a foreign country then he is facing a problem related to the language.
What motivates you?
I am very excited about what i type, what i can see on screens and the results constantly motivate me. My father said that the IT-industry is not for me but I proved that I can do it.
When i say technology,what comes in your mind?
Technology is everything in the universe and it starts from a mobile phone and it ends with unlimited thoughts.
What do you like in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to do coding. It is my hobby.
How do you evaluate success?
In my opinion, success is when you go for something, you don’t need to necessarily succeed. Just trying it out and experiencing personal development is a success. Of course, success is a great motivator!
What will be your IT contributions in future?
I want to bring awareness for women in this industry and i also want to use my skills for non profits or social impacts.I want to do actually something that matters.
How can DCI improve its services in your view points?
DCI must improve itself in organizational skills. I used to see the website after 2 weeks after enrolled in DCI.
How did you learn about DCI?
I attended an event and i got an idea from facebook about that event. I did not find any curriculum related to my interest. It is exciting to choose this career.
On a scale 1-5, how you rank yourself in technical aspect?
On a scale between 0-5 I rank myself as 4 I read a lot of articles about IT and what is happening around.
Do you have any message for people who want to get into coding but are anxious as it looks so complicated?
My message to newcomers is that you need to go for it. Everything is just like trying and taking the risks. So go ahead, it is not that scary!
Also published on Medium.