A short time ago Andrea was a sales assistant. Amanda taught English. Jiřina worked in HR and Jana was thinking about what to do after dropping out of university. They all wanted to change their career path. They wanted a better job in a lucrative industry. So they all decided to learn programming at the Green Fox Academy Bootcamp. Follow them and get started in IT. Female programmers are few and far between and companies are crying out for them.
The pressure for growth experienced by IT companies is now having an impact on the labour market. The active involvement of women in the IT sector can not only play an important role in alleviating skills shortages; it can also contribute to the development of a more diverse workplace, stimulating teamwork and productivity.
Do you already know that you want to be a software developer, or are you thinking about another specialisation? Picking the right option is not always easy because there are so many to choose from. They are differentiated by the programming language, technology and experience. The following quiz and advice will help you to make the right decision.
Currently there are 210,000 IT specialists in the Czech Republic. They represent just four percent of all workers. However, this should change radically in the coming years. Experts estimate that in a few years there will be ten times as many. The number will skyrocket as almost everybody working with computers become “programmers” using low code or no code tools. According to Gartner, one day in the future they should be able develop up to 80% of software.
Big Data has recently turned the business world upside down and has created a need for professionals who can create order out of chaos, i.e. who can create and operate data management systems that allow the organization, cleansing, transformation and analysis of millions of data points.
The popularity of low-code platforms is increasing in the whole world, and the demand for experts in this field is growing rapidly. Nikolett Tarjáni-Dobos left her dietician career to become a software developer and has been working as a low-code programmer in Germany for almost 2 years. She first heard about this field when she was looking for a job. Yet, she now feels lucky that this became her new career. But what does a low-code developer do and how does a working day go? We asked Niki about these topics as well as about the misconceptions around low-coding.
Barnabás Kádár got into coding as a social scientist because he wanted to find a STEM job. He talked to us about this in December 2020. Since then, he has become an experienced Data Engineer and now teaches Python programming himself. What does a Data Engineer do, what skills does he need and who should choose this career path? Learn more about Data Engineering through Barni's story!
The demand for custom software is growing extremely quickly. Nowadays, there is basically an application for everything, whether it concerns personal or professional life. But that’s not enough. Both companies and users want more and more. This increases the pressure to implement ideas as quickly as possible.
He worked as a recruiter for five years, finding employees on behalf of his clients, but now Jan is experiencing first-hand what it means to be one of the most sought-after experts on the labour market. The critical shortage of programmers on the market forces recruiters to try various tactics. "I'm having fun with the offers I'm getting," the former elite recruiter says with a smile.
His diary was full until the very last day, whether on tour with Divoký Bill, or working at conferences and festivals. Then came Covid-19 and all events were cancelled. Jan Paleček, as a technician responsible for the stage, sound and lights, was suddenly out of work. "I took the first few months off and hoped that things would soon improve, but that didn't happen. In addition, I realized that I could not do that kind of work forever,” he explains one of the main reasons why he decided to retrain.
He led a marketing team that provided press and e-mail campaigns for several dozen pharmaceutical companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. “Over time, I found out that I was becoming more and more attracted to the technical side of things,” says Marek Honzal ,explaining why he decided to embark on a retraining course to become a junior programmer.
I have no savings. I don’t have enough time. Now is not the right time. These are the most common excuses for why people delay retraining. It is a crucial step in life that needs to be well thought out, but on the other hand, when you really want something then everything falls into place. In addition, the sooner you get into IT, the faster you will improve both yourself and your salary. Finance does not have to be an obstacle either. For example, if you want you can start repaying the tuition fees for the programming bootcamp only after starting in your new job.
High salaries, generous benefits, job security and good prospects for the future are the main things that are attracting an increasing number of people to the IT industry. However, getting started in this field is not completely straightforward. Very often just retraining and certification is not enough. If you want to be sure that you succeed, then choose a programming course where the organizer provides you with knowledge but also with a work placement.
At high school, he studied a field that attracts many people. Air transport sounds fantastic and that was the same for Daniel Kolka, even though he did not want to work in the industry. "I couldn't imagine spending my life behind a check-in desk," admits the young man, who said goodbye to the airport workers uniform and got carried away by the world of coding. "My dad lent me the money for the tuition fees, which I then paid back from my salary as a junior programmer," says Daniel.
As the low-code market grows, so do the rumours associated with it. Many do not understand this phenomenon at all and therefore can easily believe the nonsense. Here are the five biggest mistakes and myths about low-code. Find out where they came from and what is behind them!
She wanted to become an artist but studying theory was not the right thing for her. After leaving university, Andrea Malinová did not have many jobs to choose from, so she started working as a sales assistant. “It wasn't the sort of job that I wanted to do for my whole life,” Andrea explains why she decided to go for the programming bootcamp which she recently completed and has now joined Accenture as a junior programmer.
It was necessary to submit many documents and materials, but we did it! All of our Junior Programmer courses now boast accreditation from the Ministry of Education. We are the first bootcamp in the Czech Republic, for which you can get a contribution of up to CZK 50,000 from the employment office, but most importantly you will not have to pay the 21% VAT rate. Thanks to this, you will save a not inconsiderable sum of money. Now it is up to you whether you choose an intensive course or combine it with your job or if you want to go for online or traditional in person learning. Further Green Fox Academy programming courses with accreditation start in mid-November.
There are days when everything goes well for him. But then there are days when everything goes wrong. "Both are an integral part of the learning process," Charlie smiles. He had wanted to learn programming for a long time, and it was that desire which eventually brought this young man from Lokeren in Belgium to Prague, where he moved with his own angel, his Czech girlfriend. After completing the course, he immediately got a job as a junior programmer.
Balancing family, work and your dreams is often a superhuman task. But as Jiřina Kopsová proves, everything is possible when you want it, and you have the support of the people around you. “I never believed that I would become a programmer," laughs the former HR specialist. But she did it! Thanks to the Junior Programmer retraining course from Green Fox Academy, she changed both her life and her profession and at the same time inspired many other women. In short, it is never too late to "go back to school" and pursue your goal.
He felt that sooner or later his position would be made redundant due to automation. “I also wanted to do something that would have a tangible result," Jaroslav lists the reasons why he decided to retrain in IT. Instead of studying for three years at university, he finally gave preference to four months in bootcamp and stands firmly behind his choice.