He wanted to change his life by switching from event management to IT.

OUIcoding accompanied him in his professional reconversion for several weeks.

Who are you? πŸ’­

My name is Romain Mazzini, I’m 28 years old and I grew up in the suburbs of Paris, in Val-de-Marne. 

An emoji that announces your future: πŸ’ͺ

Romain, tell us about your career path… πŸ‘”

After a scientific high school degree, followed by a university course in management and sports events, I obtained a master’s degree in 2015, I entered into the professional world and wanted to do a volunteer mission in Civic Service within the French Federation of Football. I thus integrated the F.F.F. within the framework of the organization of the Euro 2016 during nearly one year. 

Once this experience was over, I had the opportunity to become an event project manager at the Oxybol agency, where I worked for more than three years. I was in charge of organizing outdoor sports events (running in particular) as well as professional events (companies seminars and team-buildings). 

This career in the event industry has been exciting and rewarding at the same time, but by 2020, I felt like I had done my homework. I needed to learn new things.

How did you get into the world of web development and programming? πŸ’»

The digital world and more specifically web development had always attracted me, but I had never dared to look into it seriously. So I started to learn more about it, its technologies, its training, its opportunities, etc. It was then that I realized that the latter was perfectly in line with my professional expectations, allowing me to grow personally. 

Indeed, I have always had a taste for learning and novelty, two essential aspects of the profession. So I started to train online in an autonomous way and then integrated a web & mobile web developer training in the WebForce3 school in September 2020. I reviewed some basics of development and also discovered some frameworks that were still unknown to me.

A word that describes your level today: Inspector πŸ”, because with each technical problem I encounter, it’s a real investigation I feel like I’m conducting.

How did you join the OUIcoding team 🀝

At the end of the training, students have the opportunity to do a 2-month internship in a company. Knowing Sofiane Boukhris, I had enjoyed our exchanges about the company he had co-founded and of which he is the CTO. It was therefore quite natural for me to apply to OUIcoding, which accepted my application.

How did your arrival at OUIcoding go? πŸ›«

When I arrived, I was able to discover a friendly OUIcoding community, which allowed me to integrate very quickly. I was immediately assigned to a website development project for one of the company’s clients. I was thus able to reinforce my technical skills in Angular and at the same time discover Laravel, which I was able to learn with the help of the team’s developers. 

The working methods at OUIcoding brought me a lot. I presented my progress on the project to the OUIcoders and received valuable advice from my colleagues. So I never felt alone or, given the distance between us, experienced this as any kind of obstacle to producing a finished project.

A number about you: 4️⃣0️⃣ is the number of routes I set up for my project’s API (APIs being completely unknown to me before arriving).

In a few words, how would you define your journey at OUIcoding πŸš€

If I had to summarize my adventure at OUIcoding, I would say without hesitation that it has been very beneficial to me. It allowed me to evolve alongside professionals in the field in France and abroad, who were always available and attentive to my needs, to learn more about the digital world and, above all, to reinforce my desire to change careers in web development.

A quote that describes your experience: “I never lose. I either win or learn. ” Nelson Mandela πŸ™.

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