Get to know ACA graduate Greg Swan

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At Austin Coding Academy, we're really proud of our students and graduates, and we want other people to get the chance to see how awesome they are too. This week, we caught up with ACA graduate Greg Swan, who accepted a job as a software developer at Kinetic Theory in Austin after finishing the JavaScript track. Here's what he had to say about his experience as an Austin Coding Academy student: 

How did ACA prepare you for the job market?

ACA prepared me for the job market the way a high school teacher prepares you for college; they gave me a solid foundation of knowledge, taught me what not to do, and consistently reminded me that there was a job out there for me if I was willing to put in the work.

Did ACA help you on the job search?

Yes! Chris Lofton was a great a help as far as finding and landing my first job. He recommended me to so many employers, and was a big part of how I got my initial interview for my current position.

Any advice for current or future ACA students?

A portfolio is helpful and can help you find a job, but I think it was also helpful to build one more website. Also: the more you code, the better you get.

Share a fun fact about yourself.

I wake up in the middle of the night and eat ice cream.

 

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