I was fortunate to join Kobi's group 3 years ago. The group met every week, and he and the other community members encouraged me to learn and keep on going. At that point in time, I really needed encouragement. I had no background in web development, and I decided to start a career change to become a Software Engineer.
Like other people determined to make a career change, I tried an online bootcamp, but honestly I don't think I could recommend that experience. However, Kobi's group was vital to me for to stick to my goals, not giving up on learning, and ultimately in finding a job.
I am now a full-time Software Engineer at Fullscreen Media. I found a software engineering position at Fullscreen over a year ago, and so far I am really happy about career change. What I gained from my experience in Kobi's group, was the environment I needed, and I am most fortunate to have found the support, and made friends with Kobi and everyone in the community.
If I could give advice to others, I would tell them to simply stick to it, and put yourself out there. That's what worked for me in my career change. To make the transition, you need a community of friend to go through the process.
by Kang-Kyu Lee - Software Engineer - Fullscreen Media, Inc.