“I got a job as a result of the training received from Moat Academy, which has seen me participating in the building of major projects” – Stephen
An interview with our Alumnus, Babatunde Stephen Ogundele (now a Professional Software Developer), a member of the cohort 16 boot camp that ended on March 12, 2021.
Can we meet you?
My name is Ogundele Babatunde Stephen, and I am a Software Developer.
What were you doing before coming to Moat Academy?
Before coming to Moat Academy, I was a Digital Marketer, I created ads and promotions for different business owners.
What exactly do you want to achieve with the software development skills?
I want to achieve a lot with the foundation already built, I am looking to creating more software solutions across Nigeria, Africa, and the world at large.
How has things changed for you since gaining software development skills?
Everything has really changed, I can call myself a software developer with a clear conscience, because through all the skills I acquired, I can now provide solutions to real life problems.
What was your biggest fear before coming to Moat Academy and what do you feel about it now?
My biggest fear is the fear of the unknown, not knowing if I would get a job or not, I sacrificed everything for this programme, I can't think of myself not getting what I prayed and planned for, I hated to think about it then. Right now, it’s mission accomplished, I feel I have conquered the first of many battles in this industry and I am raring to conquer more.
How will you describe your experience in Moat Academy?
My experience at Moat was wonderful, truthfully it wasn't an easy ride, Good things they say doesn't come easy, I had to brace-up, at the end it was worth it
What have you been able to achieve with the training?
I got a job as a result of the training received from Moat Academy, which has seen me participating in the building of major projects. Without these skills I would have been nowhere near, and I'm indeed grateful to Moat Academy for their mentorship, tutelage and guidance.
Can you share your experiences with us since you graduated from Moat Academy?
Experience after graduation wasn't easy at first, it becomes easy when you keep the momentum going, you practice even more than ever before.
What advice do you have for those coming into Moat Academy?
My advice for those coming to Moat academy is that they should give it their all, you have probably done a lot of thinking before choosing this path, the grass is greener on the other side if you put in the work, it’s not going to be easy though, but I believe you can get it done, see you in the industry guys.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I believe I would have created lots of solutions that would be celebrated by Africans and the world at large.
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