Future Web Developer Rony Bansal: Student Experience Week 3
We are midway through week 3 of the professional program at RED Academy in Vancouver. Rony Bansal, future web developer, shares his student experience so far at RED Academy in the Web Development Professional program.
What interested you in the Web Developer Program?
I decided to study Web Development because I have some prior experience with HTML that I enjoyed. During my pre-teen years I made my own webpage for sharing walkthroughs for video games I was playing. There was no YouTube at the time, it was really the only way gamers could help each other out. Now it’s a booming industry that is only going to keep expanding, I figured now is the best time for me to start my career professionally as a web developer.
What were you doing before RED?
Prior to starting RED, I was working for my dad helping him run his wholesale business. I decided that this was not going to be my long-term career choice which is why I starting looking for a Web Development program to enrol in.
Why made you enrol with RED?
I choose to study at RED because as I compared programs offered by schools, I liked how RED was different in the sense that it’s not a traditional school. I could go on for days about why I don’t think traditional school systems aren’t a recipe for success but the main reason RED caught my eye was the hands on experience students are exposed too. The main reason I don’t think traditional education work is because they don’t give you the real work skills you need when you are out in the workforce. You have to learn a lot of that on the job usually, RED is the opposite of that.
How has your experience been so far?
So far my experience has been amazing! Normally people dread going to school. I can say I have never dreaded coming to RED. I’d even go as far to say that sometimes, I even look forward…yes you read that right… look forward to it because of how great the environment is. Everyone is extremely kind and easy to get along with. The instructors are phenomenal as well, they create a safe environment where you can feel comfortable asking for help, but at the same time know how to make it fun to the point you feel like they’re one of us.
What are you most excited to learn?
What are your career goals once you graduate?
Once I graduate I want to work for a start up company that is just starting to establish itself (eg. Slack), and eventually start freelancing on the side to build my portfolio further.
Creative Director / Lead Instructor, UI & Communication Design
Julie is a Designer with expertise in crafting highly engaging digital experiences for organizations like TELUS, YYoga, Escents, and Rutgers University at digital agency Pound & Grain. Originally from New-Caledonia, she joined the RED team where she uses her well-rounded set of skills and her background in fine arts & coding to fuel her strong enthusiasm for teaching UI & Communication Design.
Julie is passionate about thinking of innovative ways to leverage user-centric design at every possible moment - whether it's through her teaching, her design work, or while contributing to the betterment of her surroundings.