Success Story: Funmi Adewodu

Hired in October 2017

From Accounting to Fintech.

While working in Accounting, Funmi was also teaching herself to code. She did this through a web development course with Code ​​First Girls​​. A friend invited her to take part in a hackathon put on by fast-growing digital-only bank Starling Bank, through which Funmi was eventually offered a job. She is now a Software​ ​Engineer​ at Starling Bank, one of London’s hottest fintech startups.

Read more success stories of some of our graduates: Gabriela Budeanu, Jennifer Shepherd, Jordan Brooks, Lorraine Phillips, Chris Harrop, Daniah Mah, Dominic Vernon, Peter Johnstone

“​It’s​ ​not always​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​believe​ ​in​ ​yourself​ ​but​ ​the​ ​truth​ ​is​ that ​going​ ​through​ ​Makers​ ​really​ ​gives you​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​work​ ​as​ ​a​ ​developer​.”

The​ ​whole​ ​Makers​ ​experience​ ​was​ ​amazing​ ​and​ ​completely​ ​life​ ​changing.​ ​It​ ​has been​ ​the​ ​best​ ​form​ ​of​ ​education​ ​I​ ​have​ ​ever​ ​been​ ​through.​ The emotional​ ​intelligence​ ​curriculum​ ​at​ ​Makers​ ​also​ ​gave​ ​me​ ​a​ ​sense​ ​of​ ​self​ ​awareness that​ ​I​ ​never​ ​really​ ​had​ ​before​ ​the​ ​course. ​

Given​ ​the​ ​right​ ​environment​ ​to grow​ ​your​ ​skills​, ​it​ ​becomes​ ​so​ ​easy​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up new​ ​languages and frameworks​ ​because Makers​ ​has​ ​given​ ​you​ ​that​ ​solid​ ​foundation​ ​of​ ​learning​ ​how​ ​to​ ​learn.

At​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of​ ​my​ ​career​ ​change​ ​journey​ ​I​ ​really​ ​had​ ​no​ ​idea​ ​that​ ​I​ ​would​ ​be where​ ​I​ ​am​ ​now.​ ​​ ​I​ have​ ​no​ ​regrets​ ​about​ ​pursuing​ ​my​ ​dream​ ​to​ ​become​ ​a​ ​software developer​ ​and​ ​choosing​ ​to​ ​go​ ​through​ ​Makers​ ​so​ ​I​ ​wouldn’t​ ​really​ ​do​ ​anything differently.​ ​I​ ​now​ ​get​ ​to​ ​wake​ ​up​ ​to​ ​a​ ​great​ ​job​ ​doing​ ​what​ ​I​ ​love​ ​everyday.

 

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