My name is Vera, I graduated from Lambda School in data science.
I always liked statistics and probabilities. And I always thought I would really like to do something in this area. So data science was very appealing to me and one of my friends told me about Lambda. So that's when I decided to start the program.
My first days at Lambda were quite hard because I never had a remote setup. And it was really weird. But then we had people with us all the time, doing one-on-ones with team leads. I started building relationship with my colleagues. I started talking to them, offering them help, and pair programming on Zoom together.
That kind of created a completely different feeling for me and a different perspective of what it would be like to be remote. People were really helpful. I can tell you that my cohort had a good relationship. It was great seeing the success of other people and helping other colleagues, other students.
It's really powerful. It helped me feel that I'm really doing something not only for me, but for other people. So the community is a big thing at Lambda.