“If you want a place with family touch, where you are mentored even after your training in software development, Moat academy should be your point of call”

“If you want a place with family touch, where you are mentored even after your training in software development, Moat academy should be your point of call.” – Fisayo  (One of our ex-trainee, now works with Interswitch Group after the bootcamp).

“Coming here has exposed me to lots of things that would have taken a longer time to know.”- Fisayo

Below is the excerpt from an Interview we had with one of our ex-trainee at Moat Academy during their last week at the boot camp:

Can we meet you?

My name is Fisayo Idowu, a graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University. I studied Electronics and Electrical Engineering. I am undergoing training in Moat Academy.

Why are you moving into the field of software development?

Firstly, I like automated systems where processes run with little or no human interference. So in my fourth year I had an idea but my partner and I couldn’t come up with the capital to fund it. We looked at acquiring skills we need so as to reduce the cost and since I already have little experience in programming, I decided to get trained by seasoned professionals.

Prior to coming to Moat Academy what was your exposure to software development, what are some of the things you had done?

Basically, there was a time I did self learning on html and css and by the time I got to Javascript I had to stop because it was becoming complex and imaginary to me.  This [coding] is one aspect I believe we need mentors who can simplify codes for young ones that are interested, now if I see lines of codes, I can decipher and explain it – This was the issue I had when I started; as the tutorials made it look hard.

How will you describe your experience in Moat Academy?

Wow! For the past 10 weeks it has been great. I didn’t even know I would survive it, as it has been intensive. Coming in here every Morning …. For me, it has been great all the way

What part of the training did you enjoy most?

For me, I enjoyed styling and javascript but functionality is one aspect I am trying to appreciate and enjoy more now because that’s the brain box of any application.

What do you like about Moat Academy?

It is something different, I like the family environment; if we want to get serious, we get serious and when we want to play, we play but at the end we get the job done which is the reason why Moat Academy exists.

What do you think you achieved during the training?

From the training, I have achieved a lot, for example nobody can ask me what I can do again ( in a contemptuous manner) because I know what I can do so I believe I am going to fit into anywhere now in software development because I have been empowered and my mind has been opened to things I can do because over 10 weeks we have been taken through  lot of modules and it is a kind of platform that have been given us, personally so I can leverage on it and keep learning and improving myself. I see the sky as the starting point

What is your future outlook in software development industry?

I desire to push my online platform so that when it comes to online shopping in the world, I will be reckoned with. It is like a passion to me, I want to pursue that passion. I also want to delve into content creation as there are lots of apps these days with no content.

Compare your level in software development when coming into the Bootcamp and where you are now.

When I came in I used to hear of database, all those things…. It was as if it was something very big. When I go through job descriptions like you must have knowledge of mysql… as if only few people can know it. Coming here has exposed me to lots of things that would have taken a longer time to know.

What advice do you have for those coming into Moat Academy?

Young people complain about capital when it comes to starting business but they forget that the major capital is to first acquire the needed skill in whatever they desire to venture into. So if your business requires you to have an online presence, get trained so you reduce your start up cost and in a way improve yourself. Also attach yourself to people that can put you through so that the process will not be as long  and this is what Moat Academy offers .I have gone through it both practical and hands-on experience and the fee charged is a token compared to what you stand to gain. If you want a place with family touch, where you are mentored even after your training in software development, Moat academy should be your point of call.

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