Hej, Det ser ut som att du använder en gammal webbläsare. Tyvärr stödjer inte vår kod det. Vi skulle rekommendera att du uppgraderar den. Det finns olika alternativ: Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

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Lara Templemore-Walters

Web Designer turned Web Developer

Now, I just want to learn more!

Can you talk a little bit about who you are and what your work has been until now?

My name is Lara and I have been a web designer for over 18 years now (WOW that’s a long time). I have been using CMS like Joomla and WordPress to build my sites and then would outsource all my custom development. I was always so interested in watching my friends code or go through the custom code a developer had worked on for me, even though I had no clue what was going on it excited me and frustrated me. So why didn’t I do my BSC degree you may ask, well, first of all, I didn’t have the funds and I am really not an academic, I am more a practical hands-on person. But as internet trends have changed, the way we are able to learn online and gain knowledge over the years has given me the opportunity to fulfil a bucket list dream and learn how to code.

During the summer of 2016, you participated in the Craft Academy bootcamp. What made you decide to learn to code?

As mentioned above I was always envious of my fellow coding friends and colleagues, it has always been one my bucket list to learn how to code and when I saw the Facebook Ad for the Craft Academy bootcamp for South Africa, I jumped at the opportunity.

What would you say was the most important result of your time with Craft Academy?

The biggest effect for me is that I just want to learn more, it’s ignited a new passion inside of me and to become even better at my coding. The other important effect is the relationships I gained with my fellow coders they become my best friends and family throughout the bootcamp, I miss our coding sessions a lot.

What advice would you give someone who is thinking about enrolling in the bootcamp?

I didn’t find the training model challenging. It suited my style of learning. Maybe the time frame to complete tasks was the most challenging, I would have liked to have more completed tasks in my git repository.

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