Course Report sat down with our alumni, Mike Smith, to discuss life in Berlin, working at SoundCloud and much more.

While most people join coding bootcamps in order to improve their salary, Mike was actually a banker in London before joining SPICED Academy. As he tells Course Report, he saw learning to code as a way to find a more fulfilling career:

“I asked myself, “Do I really want to spend the next 40 years of my life working in banking?” – the answer was no. I looked into new careers that I would be successful in and that I would actually want to spend the next 30 years doing. Programming was definitely the answer.”

Before he even finished the course, Mike was offered a role at SoundCloud, joining a team of over 120 engineers. You can read all about his experience at SoundCloud, as well as his time as SPICED, over at Course Report.