- Can you talk a little bit about who you are and what your work has been until now?
My name is Faraz Naeem and I had previously owned and operated Kista Redovisningsbyrå which is an accounting agency. The company was a success and we quickly grew into becoming one of the major accounting firms in Kista, which I am very proud of.
- During the summer of 2017, you participated in the Craft Academy bootcamp. What made you decide to learn to code?
Something within me said that I would better fit in a more creative role rather than accounting. When working with accounting you are basically working with past events and presenting it to different stakeholders. I took the decision to change careers when I was building the company's website in Wordpress. It was a lot of fun to create something.
- What would you say was the most important result of your time with Craft Academy?
Like everyone else, I had another picture of how it was to work with technology thanks to watching so many movies over the years. The camp really opened my eyes. The most important effect was probably that 12 weeks before I did not have a clue about coding. Today I can create both web apps, mobile apps and systems. Words like APIs, TDD, HTTP requests are no longer greek to me but clear concepts.
- What would you say was the most challenging part of the training model at Craft Academy?
The intensity of the bootcamp.
- What advice would you give someone who is thinking about enrolling in the bootcamp?
Do it, and do it wholeheartedly.