The Sii company, second year in a row, organizes free, innovative, educational program, the Geek Academy, which is addressed to people who want to start their career in IT. This summer a group of 25 enthusiasts of new technologies will learn how to program. An idea for summer days? Intensive, coding training from scratch with the Geek Academy. The organizers of the Academy provide a large dose of practical knowledge from experienced programmers, testers and system architects.
For the most of participants – the Geek Academy is a a pass to a professional career as programmers or testers – what is confirmed by lots of students of the Academy’s first edition. Participation in the program declared people who previously had no professional experience, but for a long time were passionate about the new technologies. Each participant has an interesting story or different reasons causing the decision to change their career paths. The Geek Academy participated, among others, a lawyer, a beautician, a builder, or a chemist. Some of them even quit their job or decided on night shifts, to be able to participate in daily activities.
Was it worth it? Alicja Sawicka, Head of Recruitment and HR answers this question – Definitely yes. In the previous edition of the Geek Academy, during just one month, we were able to enter the labor market for more than 20 people ready to power the Tri-City’s IT companies ranks, 14 of them received work in the Sii. We have developed a substantial program that responds to the needs of business and is primarily practical. Based on the best developed practices during the first edition – I am convinced that this year we will also be very successful.
Pawel Czapiewski – called the rector of the Geek Academy and professionally connected with Sii as a Senior Software Engineer brings the content with which the participants of the upcoming edition will have to deal – Our students will learn the methodologies of software development, will master new languages: Python and C #, as well as gain a general knowledge of software’s quality assurance. From the very beginning we teach the teamwork in the spirit of Agile. The Geek Academy is an opportunity to gain valuable qualifications for the labor market and to develop technical competence.
The second edition of the Geek Academy starts on August 1st and will last a month. Classes will be held five times a week for 7 hours each day from Monday to Friday, in the largest in the Tri-City, prestigious complex of the Olivia Business Centre. Class with full technical equipment will be located directly in the Sii office. To join the Academy apply by sending your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org up to 9 July 2016. Selection of candidates is based on the interview and the test section. The organizer of the the Geek Academy is the second largest IT employer in Pomerania – the Sii company, which in the Tri-City employs nearly 700 engineers. For the second time partner of the project is Olivia Business Centre.