“None of my friends or family were in IT or software,” explains Aleksandar. “My father was in transport, that’s how I started to learn about railways. But when I decided to change career direction, I had no one to look to for guidance.”
After a lot of research online, Aleksandar realised that, with time and commitment, he could start educating himself, without taking an official course. With a copy of ‘Java 8 for Dummies’ and the internet at his fingertips, he began to learn the ‘easiest programming language’ first.
“The first time I installed Java and typed in the program from the book, it threw up 50 errors,” he remembers, frustratedly. “And I didn’t have anyone to ask for help. That would have been the easiest time to give up. But, twenty minutes later I had resolved the problem, understood the theory and the rest is history. Every day after that became more interesting and more fun.”