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.
With over 10 years full-circle marketing experience, working across multiple b2c and b2b campaigns, Holly brings her passion for digital marketing to the Red Academy.
Originally from the UK, Holly has worked in a wide varied of industries. From consumer campaigns like the world’s largest dog show Crufts, BBC Kids and live entertainment, right through to food and drink trade events, global telecommunications conferences and a worldwide shipping broker – proving that digital marketing can be applied successfully to any company, in any market.
Holly cycled the pacific coast from Vancouver to Tijuana blogging all the way and in London, was a singer in a band. You will still catch her cycling around the city and maybe even singing…