We’re incredibly proud of all our students and the hard work and dedication they put into learning through Microverse. From making sacrifices to be able to support themselves throughout the program, to spending thousands of hours learning, they’re committed to improving their lives. Our students have landed global job opportunities earning salaries up to 10x more than what they earned before — without paying Microverse anything until they’re employed.
This week, we’re delighted to highlight one of our students that landed an amazing software development job at Microsoft. Kevin Mwangi is from Nairobi, Kenya and is currently working at Microsoft’s new Africa Development Center there. Kevin shared with us his experience with Microverse and how his life changed since finding Microverse.
Life before Microverse
Before Microverse, Kevin was a software consultant in Nairobi, Kenya. He had spent 6 years working in software consulting, taking requirements and helping teams build software projects. He knew a few languages, but not the ones Microverse taught. So when Kevin came across Microverse, he was excited and decided to join when he had the chance.
Kevin’s Microverse Experience
Previous to Microverse, Kevin really only had exposure to Kenya and how Kenyans build software. So he thoroughly enjoyed how he was able to network with people from around the world during the program. He also loved learning how others did software development. Kevin loved Microverse's community and how friendly it was. He was thrilled at how Microverse, and the peers he worked closely with, empowered him to learn quickly.
“The people and the energy at Microverse is very warm..and the community gives a support system that allows you to learn very fast.”
Where Kevin is Now
Kevin worked through the fully MIcroverse program learning new skills and furthering his professional skills. Within months of finishing the technical program at Microverse, Kevin was hired at Microsoft. He is one of their first employees at Microsoft's new Africa Development Center in Nairobi, Kenya. Currently, he works as a Software Engineer on the Windows App Compatibility team. There he helps deliver seamless app experience across Windows OS and Azure, on hundreds of millions of devices worldwide.
To date, Microverse has enrolled full-time students from 80+ countries, received applications from more than 200 countries, grown to a team from 10+ countries, and helped our alumni from around the world land life-changing jobs.
Microverse is an online school for remote software developers, where you pay nothing until you get hired. If you’re ready to change your life by becoming a global software developer with Microverse, get started here.