Meet the team: Rui Miguel Correia

Rui

Tutor at Manchester Codes

What gets you excited about technology?

The limitless amount of possibilities.

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

Just over a year ago - I applied to Manchester Codes coding bootcamp and that's how it all started.

What do you enjoy about working at Manchester Codes?

I love to contribute positively to 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.

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 it for all the others and more.

Outside of work, what do you 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 ahah. I would say my kindle.