Today we are sharing the journey of Varun Sharma, a Computer Science Engineering alumni of Dronacharya Group of Institutions, a batch of 2018. Through this blog, he enlightens the readers about how he became a part of Career Camp by Coding Ninjas, India’s top coding Bootcamp for engineering aspirants and working professionals.
Coding Bootcamp Experience
How did you get interested in programming and development?
When I was in sixth standard our class was introduced to computers in school for the very first time. Until then I had no idea what it was and what it was used for. Computers used to be bulky with CRT monitors and a bunch of cables here and there.
We used to have one class of computers every week. And I used to stay excited about the class the whole week so that I could play games on it and draw and colour on the paint.
Then later my father brought the computer home in 2012 and that is when I started using the computer more extensively. I quickly learned to operate it and fix the everyday issues that I or any of my friends faced.
Soon after, I found myself exploring the technical aspects and technologies available on the web. I wasn’t familiar with engineering at all. But my curiosity brought me to an engineering college where I learned a few things about programming and software development. Participated in the local and national level project events during college, which helped me to have a great perspective.
How did you come across the Career Camp coding Bootcamp Programme?
For starters, I enrolled in the Java DSA course with Nidhi ma’am by Coding Ninjas right after my college final year exams. And soon after, I got my first tech job. It was then hard to continue the course alongside my job. While doing my job, I realized that there is still a lot to learn to be a good developer.
Soon after, I came across the Career Camp Programme through my mentors at Coding Ninjas who explained what this coding Bootcamp is all about.
What made you opt for Career Camp?
I was below average at coding. There were a lot of concepts that I was not much familiar with which I realised while working on the projects. But, I was lucky to have great team members at work. They used to constantly guide me and I learned a lot of things with them. But I wasn’t happy inside as I knew this isn’t going to do well in the long run.
I made up my mind, convinced my parents to quit my job to get into the Career Camp.
Any factor you liked about Career Camp?
The only factor about Career Camp which sums up all is to learn the concepts by practising them and if you get stuck, you have someone to reach out for, to get it resolved.
Tell us about your interview procedure in detail?
I was interviewed by multiple companies during the end of the course completion. I applied on various platforms including Coding Ninjas’ job portal. Finally, I got multiple offers after being rejected by many.
Any other projects you have worked on or are working upon?
I have started some projects but due to time constraints, they are waiting to be completed. You can have a look at my GitHub profile to stay updated on that.
Career Camp Registration & Features
The registration for the June 2021 batch of Career Camp, an online coding Bootcamp is open and a student can register for the entrance test on the website. Meanwhile below are some features of Coding Ninjas’ Career Camp.
Coding Classes & Live Webinars by Expert Faculty:
Our faculty is from the best institutes around the world such as IIT Delhi, Stanford, and more. They also have work experience in tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Adobe which makes them exceptional.
Pay When You Land A Job:
Students are given a period of 10 days to pay the lump sum (complete amount) after getting a job offer. If a student chooses to pay through instalments they can pay as per the plan devised by our finance partner with zero interest.
No Security Deposit/No Registration Fee:
There is no registration fee required to be paid by the students when they appear for the entrance test.
Zero Upfront Cost:
In the case of our Hack Plan, Students have an option to either pay a lump sum or in instalments for upto three years. They will have to sign the deferred payment agreement for the Hack plan. Once they are placed they will be expected to pay 15% of their CTC for the next three years
12 Mock Interviews with Industry Experts:
1:1 Mock interviews with industry stalwarts to groom you for your dream job. There will be 12 such sessions focusing on both tech & interpersonal skills.
1:1 Domain Expert Sessions:
Get industry insights & tips from our 1:1 domain expert sessions. There will be 15 such sessions helping you gain depth of knowledge in topics of your interest.
Work On Live Projects & Participate in Hackathons:
Our expert faculty will guide you in building live projects giving you additional talking points in your interviews. Participate in our exclusive hackathons & coding contests to test your skills against your peers.
Dedicated Placement Support:
Internship & placement opportunities are tailormade for your profile. A dedicated placement team for resume building, soft skills grooming to ensure you get your dream job.
Live Doubt Resolution via Audio/Video Call:
Solve your doubts instantly on live chat, audio/video call with a dedicated TA. The TA’s are the top-performing alumni dedicated to supporting and clear doubts at any point in time.
21 Months’ Access To All Course Videos & Questions Asked In Interviews:
Gain access to all course-specific videos curated by our expert faculty and solve questions on various programming topics frequently asked in the interviews of reputed product-based companies.
How was your experience with Coding Ninjas?
I had a great learning experience. I learned a lot of things starting with Data Structures with Java then HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Ajax, NodeJS, and ReactJs. And I got multiple offers from service-based companies. Hence, I was able to get a satisfactory offer with a 200% hike from my previous job. I would say it’s great for someone from tier 3/4 college.