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.
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.