Q&A with a Front-End RampUp Alum

Dennis Yip is a recent graduate of our front-end RampUp program. He joined Rampup because of his interest in the startup community and desire to be a web developer. Learn more about his experience.

Q: What was your background before coming to front-end Ramp Up?

A: I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Architecture and worked in an acoustical engineering firm as well as a biomedical research facility. I had a lot of great ideas, but never had the time to work on them. I felt life was passing me by, so I left my job. Then, I made the decision to pursue a career as a front-end developer in order to utilize my visual design skills.

Q: What was your favorite part about RampUp?

A: Front-end RampUp gave me the confidence and skills to make a career change. In the program, I built my first website from scratch using HTML, CSS, and jQuery. All of the mentors are extremely friendly and helpful. Every week, I was given fun assignments to help me learn. I was able to explore my own creativity by building a food blog to share photos and cooking recipes. The positive support of the teaching mentors helped me to learn new things quickly and effectively.

Q: What would you say to someone who is considering attending front-end RampUp?

A: I would recommend this program to any professional who wants to learn how to write front-end code. You will learn by building websites you conceive of and design yourself. The course is taught for you to learn at your own pace. In the community, you are surrounded by ambitious and smart people. You will have the opportunity to share honest conversations with the teaching mentors and have their help guide you closer to your personal goals. For anyone who is looking to grow their network, this is a great place to be.


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