Progress OpenEdge Training

Throwback to our latest training


We know learning and development training programs aren’t static. The best ones continually evolve and improve.
That is why watching how our trainees access and interact with our training, as well as evaluating its effectiveness, helps us decide how to make it better.
We had a lot to learn from our trainees also, and we are happy that some of them are part of our team now!

Are you curious to find out what Andreea, Denis, Mihai & Denis had to say about their experience?
Check it out below!

Why did you choose to become a programmer?
  • To be completely honest, I chose to become a programmer during Highschool, purely based on the fact that I was (and still am sometimes) the laziest person I know. At the time I was unaware of how much work a programmer does, and believed that they would laze around all day, then write some magic code at the end of the day and that would be it. Boy was I wrong, but I have no regrets, since I’ve come to like to make the computer do my bidding 😊.
    Mihai
  • I chose to become a programmer because I was passionate about new technologies and math since I was in middle school. Then, my math teacher proposed me to follow this specialization and it looked like a good option.
    Andreea
  • Considering that technology always sparks my interest, I decided that programming would be the best way to pursue this passion of mine.
    Denis
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Why did you choose Progress OpenEdge?
  • I didn’t really choose Progress OpenEdge, more like it chose me. I had a really nice interview, but still I didn’t know much of anything about this technology. Once the training actually started and we began working with Progress, it kind of grew on me little by little, in a way that other technologies haven’t, based on the fact that it was so alienating at first.
    Mihai
  • I chose Progress OpenEdge because, even though sometimes I like to go safe, this time I felt that I needed a challenge, to discover something new. When I read about Progress OpenEdge, I realized that this could be the challenge I needed and I gladly accepted it.
    Denis
  • I chose Progress OE because I wanted to learn something new and challenging at the same time.
    Denis
What are you most proud of achieving during this
training?
  • In the first place, I’m proud of completing the training in its entirety and gaining so much information and knowledge. Secondly, I was really proud of my colleagues from both the training team and the project team, having learned and worked together like in a real working environment. While sometimes it was a struggle, the fact that it was done in groups really helped, and everything felt like a group effort. It’s also consolidating your knowledge when you try to convey it to other people.
    Mihai
  • I am most proud of the fact that after 4 weeks of learning and another 4 weeks of work I managed, together with the team colleagues with whom I made a special connection, to develop a project from scratch. It was not an easy journey, but this experience helped me to develop both personally (soft skills) and professionally (new technologies and tools) and for that I am very grateful!
    Denis
  • I am really proud of me because I learned to ask for help, and also how to be part of a team.
    Andreea

What was one of the biggest challenges of this training and how did you overcome it?
  • One of the biggest challenges this training was one that I chose willingly, and that was to create the Login page for the final project. It was a bit intimidating since the beginning, and I finished all my tasks before starting working on this one. It was intimidating to me personally, since I still kind of prefer the backend side rather than the frontend, but once I started actually working on it everything clicked and the rest followed with no big issues. I guess the lesson was to never give up, to keep moving forward, and that problems always seem bigger inside of your head, than they actually are.
    Mihai
  • One of the biggest challenges for me in this training was the UI part because I had no previous experience with frontend tools and technologies, but with the help of trainers and my teammates I was able to understand and develop that part of the project.
    Denis
  • For me, the hardest part was to understand the Git tool. I called the mentors a lot and they explained me what I did wrong, what I should do, and they helped me to repair the issue.
    Andreea
How would you describe your Wayfare experience
in a few words?
  • The best words that describe my experience at Wayfare are: challenging tasks, friendly environment, smart people eager to help and a boost for personal and professional development.
    Denis
  • Fun, challenging, rewarding and of course worth it (it’s free).
    Mihai
  • It was a great experience with wonderful mentors, always ready to help.
    Denis
  • It was a really pleasant experience. I met new people, I learned a lot of things, I felt appreciated for my effort and I liked that everyone was willing to help.
    Andreea
Do you have any advice for future trainees?
  • Don’t be intimidated at first with the new technology, just keep at it and ask questions when you don’t quite understand or fully grasp some concepts, since the mentors are always ready and willing to help you learn.
    Mihai
  • Be passionate, don't be afraid to face new challenges, trust yourself, communicate with colleagues and enjoy the Wayfare experience!
    Denis
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions :)
    Denis

We can't wait for the next training! Keep posted, because another one is just around the corner.
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Oana Zdrenghea.Employee Experience and Administrative Officer

People oriented person passionate about writing, reading, traveling and a forever animal lover.
My motto : Become good at something, enjoy it and then the passion follows..

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