In the world of software development, one of the most referred technologies is full-stack at the moment. HR professionals flood job search platforms with numerous open full-stack positions, which highly suggests its dominance across the whole IT industry.
Anything and everything! Currently the third most popular programming language in the world, Java is mainly used to create mobile apps and server back ends. Java’s used by large multinational corporations, medium-sized enterprises and small companies. If you decide to learn this language, you will never regret it. Indeed, you’ll have a varied range of tasks and plenty of work will always be available.
Java is the most widely-used programming language in the world. With few exceptions, back-end development is done with Java. "Java applications can be run almost anywhere. They are multi-platform and portable," Java developer David Bohmann says, listing some advantages of the programming language. All you have to do is list Java mastery on LinkedIn and companies will flood you with job offers within a few hours.
Software development is a demanding and very specific discipline. It's not just about writing code and building apps. If you want to succeed in the IT industry, you need to know a lot more than just that. A diploma or certificate alone will not be enough. You must be able to work well in a team, formulate tasks correctly, and knowing the basics of project management would also come in handy.
If you prefer an all-male work environment, you’d probably feel right at home in the IT department. That’s because IT currently averages one woman for every nine guys. However, that ratio may soon change. Universities and bootcamps are reporting an increase in female students and, in some courses, as many as 25% of those students are women. This is due not only to the promising future of the field or special events held by coding bootcamps, but also the interest of employers. "Our goal is to have a balanced ratio of women and men in our country’s IT field by 2025," says Šárka Vránová from Accenture.
Radek Domín’s been in IT for almost 20 years and is a leading Czech expert on agile development. Now he’s decided to share his valuable wisdom and experience with junior developers. "Be more interested in the business value than in the technology used. Be cross-functional, humble and, above all, a team player," says the expert whose first job only afforded him a mattress on the floor. Today, Radek leads development teams that span all time zones.
Vendy worked in the HR department of a multinational pharmaceutical giant. "I loved my team, but I needed a change and a new challenge," Vendula Kudějová explains what led her to retrain in IT. Thanks to super-intensive bootcamp studies, she established herself in the IT field. Today, she’s a junior full-stack developer at LKQ.
Tomáš enjoyed his work, but he was afraid of stagnating. He needed something more. "That's why I decided to make a radical change and transition to IT. A friend of mine recommended Green Fox Academy, noting that GFA graduates rank among the best junior devs in the field," says Tomáš Kachel. After completing the course, he knew his friend had been right. He landed a new job within one week of graduation. Today, he’s a ServiceNow Developer at Accenture.
Honza was attracted to IT by the prospect of high pay, creativity and the possibility of working remotely. But then came the sobering realization that it’s not easy to juggle work, family, moving and studying. Jan “Honza” Beránek learned this the hard way when he failed an exam and had to drop out of bootcamp. "The bootcamp course exceeded my expectations. Now I plan to continue learning from the free courses. I don't want to just throw away the knowledge I've gained so far," he says.
Šimon spent five years working for a mobile operator. He offered services to customers and helped them with their requirements. Over time, he realized that he wouldn't have a lasting career there. "I was bothered by the repetitive routine and the fact that I couldn't develop myself and learn new things," says Šimon Peck. Thanks to programming bootcamp, he became a developer and now has a chance to break into a field where no one can possibly know everything. And it is precisely the constant learning and development of his skills that Šimon looks forward to the most.
At university, Štěpán learned to improve manufacturing processes. When he started working as an industrial engineer, he realized that his career deserved to be improved, too. "In the evenings, I used to do my own programming. When I really got into the flow of it, I realized that I’d like to do it for a living," says Štěpán Klon. After graduating bootcamp, he got his wish. Now he works at Konica Minolta IT Solutions as a .NET solution developer.
Even at 15, Tomáš was already doing everything on the computer by himself, from installing programs to replacing components. Choosing a high school with a good IT program was, therefore, a clear choice. "In reality there turned out to be little programming and I hated my electrical engineering classes," he recalls. That's why he chose a career as a fitness trainer. Until the pandemic, that is, when he lost all his clients. "I started to regret not sticking with IT instead," he says, explaining what led him to coding bootcamp.
His father is a builder, so studying architecture was a natural choice for him. But after his first year of university, Aleš realized that complex mathematical and static calculations just weren’t his thing. Fortunately, he was inspired by another family member. "My brother’s a programmer and I didn't want to start another marathon of studies at the age of 23, so I decided to retrain at an IT bootcamp," he says.
Back in high school, Stanislav Bakaľar thought he’d be a successful musical artist one day. But reality was hard hitting. "In Slovakia, it’s a poorly paid position. To survive, you have to have at least two jobs," he explains. He opted for financial consulting instead. "I was tired of calling people all the time and asking them to meet me," he says, explaining why he decided to retrain in IT and become a junior developer.
No other field is going through such a transition as IT. The use of programming is growing exponentially across all sectors and new programming languages are emerging continuously. “There’s a large number of languages,” says Esy Crux, senior mentor in Green Fox Academy, and adds: “Java and C# are however still on top.”
How have the Green Fox Academy Junior Developer bootcamp grads been doing since they joined the workforce? Let’s look at the latest survey results. They certainly haven’t fallen behind in IT! A third of them have already scored mid- or senior-level positions. 64% are earning over 50,000 CZK a month and 2% percent are even earning more than 110,000! We asked our graduates what led them to change careers, what fields they used to work in, and how they’re doing today.
Do you cringe as you watch inflation eat up the cash savings sitting in your bank account? Do you ever wonder how to best secure your future? The answer is simple: the best investment you can possibly make is in your own education. At IT bootcamp, we’ll turn you into a legit programmer and teach you how to make the most of not only your own intelligence, but also AI. After graduation, you’ll easily find a good job in the most lucrative field that exists today! Still not sure? Keep reading to discover why you should apply for coding bootcamp today!
The artificial intelligence debate is trending heavily across the entire IT sector. It’s a hot topic for experts, media and companies that don’t want to get left behind. Managers want to get the most out of AI and are increasingly asking their employees to learn how to use it. How can AI help you, and why should you start thinking about retraining as a programmer right now? We'll tell you in this article!
Even today, programmers can’t succeed without empathy and good communication skills. Employers value these greatly, sometimes even placing soft skills above technical skills. What do developers need to master and how can they improve these skills? How will the advent of technologies like ChatGPT affect the labor market and how will companies’ requirements change? We put these, and many other questions, to Ivana Hradecká, an organizational psychologist at the Green Fox Academy bootcamp. Read on to discover her valuable insights.
Technological innovations often evoke strong emotions. One of those is ChatGPT which, in recent months, has come to the attention of not only professionals, but also the general public. Some people think that this AI-based chatbot will spell the end for programmers. Others see it as a huge opportunity. Who is right? Will ChatGPT really become a programmer someday? How is it already changing the work of software developers? Read on to find out!