Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith: From Educator to Junior Software Developer

Matthew Smith had always loved teaching, but he felt something was missing in his career. He had been working as an educator for five years, teaching math and science to middle school students. He enjoyed helping his students learn and grow, but he also wanted to challenge himself and explore new possibilities.

I was looking for a change, something that would allow me to use my creativity and problem-solving skills in a different way,” he says.

That’s when he stumbled upon Deepdive, one of the top coding bootcamps in the USA, offering course in Full Stack Web Development. He was intrigued by the idea of learning how to build websites, software, and apps in just 14 (Full-time) to 22 weeks (Part-time).

I had always been interested in technology, but I never thought I could learn how to code. I thought it was too hard and too late for me,” he says.

But he decided to give it a try and enrolled in Deepdive’s fullstack web development bootcamp. He learned open-source comprehensive web technologies to be a frontend and backend web developer. He also worked on real-world projects and got feedback from instructors and peers.

Matthew says he was amazed by how much he learned in such a short time.

It was intense, but also fun and rewarding. I felt like I was learning something new every day. I also met some amazing people who became my friends and mentors,” he says.

He graduated from the bootcamp with a portfolio of projects that showcased his skills and abilities. He also received career support from Deepdive’s staff, who helped him prepare his resume, portfolio, and interviews.

He soon landed his first job as a junior software developer at a local startup that creates web applications for small businesses.

I love my job. I get to work on interesting and meaningful projects that make a difference for our clients. I also get to learn from senior developers who are always willing to help me grow,” he says.

He says he is grateful for the opportunity that Deepdive gave him to change his career and pursue his passion.

Deepdive changed my life. It taught me how to code, but also how to think like a developer. It gave me the confidence and the skills to succeed in the tech industry,” he says.

He encourages anyone who is interested in coding to check out Deepdive’s bootcamps.
If you have a curiosity and a desire to learn, you can do it. Deepdive will provide you with the tools and the guidance you need to achieve your goals,” he says.