Jane Salarda, Emerge Graduate
"Emerge is practical and uses effective teaching methods that are both traditional and radical. Emerge trainors are actual developers, not just teachers, and they teach with passion."
After graduating from college, I looked for a job that was related to IT. In my mind it would be something like system analyst, programmer or system administrator. Then I ended up being a college teacher. Looking back, teaching was not a profession I thought I would land to. But as what Douglas Adams said, "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be".
I was qualified to participate in the first ever Mobile Game Development Training held outside Metro Manila, Philippines, organized by Emerge Trainings. The training days were the longest 20 days I have had. The discussions and activities sum up a year in college. I felt like everything I had learned from school was not enough and even though I was teaching at that time, I did not have anything to teach to my students. The training made me insecure in a way that it made me eager to learn more. After the training, doors opened to a much bigger world. I participated in several other EMERGE trainings, all of which helped me improve and be better in my profession. My profession? I still teach, but now with confidence. I handle development teams and a team of software quality engineers. While learning new technologies and new ways to improve the quality of the software products and software systems I work on.
The Emerge trainings I attended did not teach me everything. They did not focus on one technology nor one brand. Instead, the trainings trained me to develop software products without the use of known technology brands and from scratch. I was taught to know how technologies work so that I could use them effectively, going around their flaws and vulnerabilities. To survive without templates, autocomplete, developer tools and Stack Overflow. I was trained to test my own work, develop sample applications to test my work and set up my own servers.
Emerge Trainings is practical and uses effective teaching methods that are both traditional and radical. Emerge trainors are actual developers, not just teachers, and they teach with passion.