How our teachers make tech education possible

Albert Einstein has said, "if you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough."

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By Hannah Park
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Albert Einstein has said, "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." In other words, having the ability to teach complex topics in a simple manner means you understand the materials very well.

That's exactly what makes being a teacher such a rewarding career. Just ask the teachers at Codaisseur. They’ve taught over 1200 students, preparing them with the skills to start new jobs in tech. Their expertise and guidance helps shape not only the student’s education but also their future.

Our Full-Stack Web Development Academy has changed just that of many students. The students come from diverse backgrounds such as hospitality, marketing and even the arts, and are ready to work as junior web developers in just weeks with the help of our instructors. For our Cybersecurity course, our teachers have opened up a new learning opportunity for students who are interested in this relatively unknown yet quickly developing field.

The importance of teachers is shown with the impact they have on our students. We often receive messages of gratitude and appreciation about the way they taught the students and how they could explain complex concepts with ease. Our teachers are transforming individuals and more broadly, the workforce. We can’t thank them enough!

Want to know more about our teachers and why they wanted to teach at Codaisseur? We asked them below:

(We’re also looking for new teachers! If you want to be our new teacher, apply here!)


Boris, Cybersecurity teacher:

Please share a little bit about your education and work background.

I’m an autodidact photographer and have my background in the arts. For the past 11 years I worked as a documentary and portrait photographer, while also organising and partaking in international cultural events.

What motivated you to become a teacher at Codaisseur?

Not too long ago I decided I wanted to have a more hands-on approach in contributing to the world. For me, tech is the way to reach that goal. Having a laptop or even just a phone is enough to make a substantial difference, especially in the field of tech. It just seemed like the logical thing to do. Getting my CompTIA Security+ certification was the first step and lucky for me, Codaisseur followed not long after.

What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

Teaching gives me not only the opportunity to share knowledge, but also to gain knowledge in return. It’s amazing when students approach a topic with an angle you hadn’t thought of yourself, just as it is amazing when you see a new concept open up a world of possibilities within a student’s mind.

What’s the best part about working at Codaisseur?

What I really like about working at Codaisseur is the welcoming environment. The culture that invites for thinking along and the colleagues that appreciate the input you give. It really feels like a collaborative effort in the best way possible. Also, the homemade brownies the other day were pretty good. Just saying. 😉


Karla, Full-Stack Web Development teacher:

Please share a little bit about your education and work background.

I started off with a bachelor in Materials Engineering, I did enjoy the field, but after moving to the Netherlands I decided to try something new, then I found out about coding and made a career switch. I completed a few online courses and joined the Codaisseur Academy after a few weeks of trying it by myself.

What were you doing before you became a teacher with Codaisseur?

I had just moved to the Netherlands and was looking for a career switch, before becoming a teacher at Codaisseur, I did the Academy here and spent some time assisting in classes.

What motivated you to become a teacher at Codaisseur?

After I graduated from the Academy, I spent some of my time assisting the students in class, that was something that I really enjoyed doing and the idea of doing it professionally started growing in me. I was very happy when Codaisseur gave me chance to materialise this idea.

What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

I enjoy spending time with students, guide them through the material and help them solve the weirdest bugs, but my favourite part is to watch their growth in these 10 weeks of coding and know that we are part of that.

What’s the best part about working at Codaisseur?

Codaisseur has a great environment, full of talented young people working towards the same goal: close the tech gap and graduate amazing developers! Here you have freedom to be yourself, the freedom to improve and the chance to grow. Plus we have a fridge full of beer! 🍻


Matías, Full-Stack Web Development Teacher:

Please share a little bit about your education and work background.

I studied telecommunications engineering at the University of Montevideo, so my university education in coding was limited to a few basic courses in my degree. Nonetheless, towards the end of my degree I realised I enjoyed more the programming areas of telecommunications so during my last year I applied for a junior developer position at a software company which offered a paid traineeship. After 3 months of half training and half work they offered me a permanent position and I joined them for the next 2 years. There is where I grew from a telecom engineer into a developer. Couple of years later I decided to move to Madrid to do a Masters and in the meantime I worked as a freelancer developing applications for the healthcare industry.

What were you doing before you became a teacher with Codaisseur?

In the months before joining Codaisseur (November 2019) I was still working as a freelance developer but, since my masters had finished in May, I left Madrid and worked from Ibiza for the summer.

What motivated you to become a teacher at Codaisseur?

I always enjoyed teaching. During university I used to do private classes for high school/freshman students, helping them prepare for exams. I was also pretty burned-out of working as a freelancer for a year. During this job I worked mostly by myself and eventually I started to miss the interactions. When I saw the posting for Codaisseur I knew it was perfect for me, a place where I would still code and improve myself while also going back to teaching and getting the opportunity of meeting so many smart talented students.

What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

There is so much to enjoy: helping others achieve their dreams, the connections formed with the students, and getting to meet so many amazing people from very different backgrounds.

What’s the best part about working at Codaisseur?

Although we have different teams which fulfil different company needs, the end goal of all of us is always to provide the best experience we can for our students. 👍


Wouter, Cybersecurity teacher:

Please share a little bit about your education and work background.

My background is in computer science and psychology. I studied both, but only finished psychology. As for CS, I liked the subjects, but I was missing the practical part of creating things for people. That part I found working as a developer.

What were you doing before you became a teacher with Codaisseur?

I worked as a freelance developer since university. After that, I worked at several startups in small teams where I had to learn to do everything: from frontend, backend, design, and DevOps. Later on I moved into a CTO position at a scale-up, and found out how hard it was to find good people for our growing team.

What motivated you to become a teacher at Codaisseur?

I wanted to help people get into this amazing industry, and I knew we could help people make the switch fast!

What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

I love how fast students can learn and how much impact they have at the organisations where they end up. It is very fulfilling to see how learning these new skills can actually change people's lives.

What’s the best part about working at Codaisseur?

For me, the best part is that it is all about people: our students, our team, and our partners. We are all looking for skills and purpose in our lives together. 🙌


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