Before I started Enki I had a basic understanding of SQL but I never really had a chance to practice it. I knew that SQL would be useful for my work but I do not have a technical background so I always felt slightly intimidated by SQL.
How did your expectations of Enki match up with reality?
Coming into the course I knew I wanted to build upon and cement my understanding of SQL but I completely underestimated the impact Enki would have on my work. I think the fact that Enki teaches you the why and not just the how when writing queries really allowed me to understand and practice the concepts I was familiar with.
How has what you have learned at Enki translated into your work place?
I now understand the processes behind queries rather than just passively writing them. This allowed me to better understand our back end processes. Before completing the course I had to wait for other members of the team to perform SQL related tasks. Now I am able to navigate databases and pull relevant data without help! I am also now able to communicate much more efficiently with engineers on the team.
What was your favourite thing about Enki?
I really enjoyed how customizable the experience was. For areas that I found particularly useful I was able to dig deeper into slightly more advanced concepts. This really allowed me to maximize my time!