RED Web Developer Alumni: Meet Blaze Kroeger
As part of our RED Academy Alumni series, we are featuring Blaze Kroeger, who recently graduated from our Web Development program.
What were you doing before RED?
I was working at the movie theater part time as a server in the VIP lounge.
How did you hear about RED?
My brother sent me a Vancity Buzz article about how web development is the most in demand career and that RED was providing a 12 week program to learn real life job skills.
What interested you about the program?
I have always had an interest in coding and programming, I had taken a coding online course briefly. My brother who is a Sr. Software Developer told me the job market was good and it would be something I would enjoy. After seeing the school, meeting the instructors, and being in the environment, it was a no brainer for me. It was nice to have instructors who are actually in the industry. RED offers a 6 month job placement guarantee for Web Development students, with that I was ready to start right away!
Where are you working now?
I am a Jr. Programmer and QA Tester at TBA Digital.
How has this program helped you in your job?
How was your experience at RED?
Incredible, best decision I made in my life. The instructors were awesome and the students were great. I learned a lot in the 12 weeks at RED, if you were to tell me I would have a job in the tech industry 5 months ago I would have called you crazy.
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.