Story of Mykhaylo Onipko, Coding for Future Graduate

Tell us about yourself: where you come from, what is your education, whom you have worked?

I was born in Gorlovka, the last 3 years I was living and working in the Crimea. I have incomplete higher education on the speciality telecommunications and networks. Worked as a system and network administrator. After to all well-known events I was forced to move from the Crimea to Kiev.

How did you find out about Coding for Future program?

I saw the announcement in one of the online media resources.

Why did you decide to participate in it?

For more than 6 months I was looking for a job on my speciality in Kiev and it wasn’t successful. I understood that something needs to be changed. The program gave me the answer to the question, what profession should I choose to participate in it.

How useful was program for you?

I studied at the training center QALight, who was partner of Coding for Future. Their team – excellent specialists who warmly greeted us and gave a chance to change our lives for the better. I learned a lot, structured all knowledge I already had.

What was the most difficult during your training and whether there were moments, when something did not work and you wanted to quit everything?

To combine studying and work.

How did you cope with that?

The most important motivator for me is my family. Responsibility and optimism as well.

For how long you were looking for a job after completing the program and where are you working right now?

I submitted resume on specialized Internet resources, and despite high competition I was taken to the project as a Test Automation QA Engineer.

How IT area is new for you, and how quickly you adapt?

I’m not a beginner in IT. There are still some difficulties, but I haven’t stopped learning (programming and English).

How do you  see your further professional development?

I plan to accumulate experience and be open to opportunities to become a programmer, analyst or even a project manager.

What would you recommend for beginners who want to get in IT?

Study (English and programming language – a must!), Believe in yourself and be optimistic about the future.

I want to express my gratitude to QALight center and personally to director Nicholas Boboshko and BrainBasket Fund for such a great opportunity.


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