Meet the Instructor: Rui


How long have you been coding? How did you get started?

Pretty much 12 months ago, I've applied to Manchester Codes coding bootcamp and that's how it all started.

What do you enjoy about working at Manchester Codes? // New? What are you most looking forward to with working at Manchester Codes?

I love to contribute positively in someone else's career change, since I've been through that myself. I also love teaching - it has been a long time passion - so being able to do it is amazing. Finally, you learn so much with students that you can't put into words.

What gets you excited about Technology?

The limitless amount of possibilities.

Favourite language and framework/library/ tool?

React is probably the one I enjoyed the most. But give me Javascript and, despite the framework, I know I'll enjoy it.

Least favourite language and framework/library/ tool?

None so far.

One piece of advice you have for people fresh to Software development?

Be curious and be passionate. Most of your time will be spent trying to climb a wall and you will fail a thousand times, but that time you manage to do it, is worth for all the others and more.

Outside of work, what do like to do for fun? How do you spend your downtime?

Books, eating, series, eating, movies, eating, hiking, eating, gaming, eating.

What did you want to be when you were younger?

Funnily enough, I wanted to be a professor.

If you were stranded on a remote island, alone. What piece of technology/ gadget would you be unable to live without?

Such a difficult one haha. I would say my kindle.