Alexis Grenier, January 2021
Before CodeBoxx, I was already somewhat active in IT as I have always been passionate of electronic and techno stuff since I was very young. I had different game servers (Arma 3, Counter Strike, GTA, etc) with some of my friends. There isn’t much we haven’t done and we had a lot of fun. It was my first experience with programming. My first lines of code were in LUA, a somewhat niche language, but which is widely used in the world of video games and therefore, it seemed to be the perfect learning model for me, since it combined 2 of my passions, programming and video games.
I finished high school even if I hated school so bad, but I completed it anyway. Then my father told me about CodeBoxx, which had just announced in the previous weeks that they were launching a new campus in Montreal in the next few months, and so we went to one of the meetings. That’s when I decided to register and change my life. I went to shake hands with the CodeBoxx representative after the meeting and said: “You can be sure that I will be there for the 1st cohort”. I kept my promise and the cohort started on January 27th, 2020.