Hook, Bait, and Switch

Today I’ll share my admission experience with CodeUp.

Hook

I first came to know of CodeUp when I saw their billboard about a guy named Mariano. It gave the impression, at least to me, that anybody can be a software developer and that CodeUp can help make it happen.

CodeUp billboard: Coffee barista to Software developer.
Coffee Barista to Software Developer

Bait

After some time, another billboard went up to sweeten the pot. “Hired as a Software 1 month before graduating.”

Hired as a Software Developer 1 month before graduating
Hired Before Graduation

Switch

Afterwards, the billboard change to one with just two words: Data Science. Now, there’s been a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning. While I don’t know a lot, I am aware that data science has something to do with these. I was sold.

Hook Bait and Switch
Hook Bait and Switch

Author: Ednalyn C. De Dios

I’ve always been enamored with code and I love data science because of its inherent power to solve real problems. Having grown up in the Philippines, served in the United States Navy, and worked in the nonprofit sector, I am driven to make the world a better place. I have started and participated in numerous campaigns that aim to reduce domestic violence and child abuse in the community.

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