Beyond aiming to improve the customer experience, we strive to empower individuals in academia. As a result, the Wonderflow Foundation was established and is a non-profit organization enabling youths from disadvantaged families to gain easier access to education and jobs in the Digital Industry, Computer, Data Science, and AI.
In partnership with Epicode, an Italy-based coding school preparing those interested in IT, we scouted the most determined youths and provided them with scholarships or grants as well as mentorship and practical training. Opportunities were also presented to the group of specially selected individuals to either work with Wonderflow or with Epicode.
Therefore, as part of our new interview series, we’re excited to showcase the voice of our Wonderstudents. Meet Simone Sciuto, a 28-year-old graduate of Epicode School, scholarship recipient of the Wonder Foundation, and who has a passion for the graphic design field.
Read on to learn more.
My name is Simone. I am 28 years old and I was born in Milan. I’ve always been passionate about art, design, and technology, I graduated in interior design in 2017.
These passions of mine pushed me towards a personal digital art project called “@artenevrotica,” which is becoming successful.
To support myself on the side, I have been working in the restaurant business. Specifically, I deal with cocktails and have held this role for years. I’ve even decided to specialize there too and several mixology courses have made me happy, including being in several newspapers and magazines.
As mentioned, my passion for technology has always pushed me not to look at the world of code with fear.
Having graphic design skills and studying in code, I knew this would allow me to push myself towards the wild web and find a way to express myself through coding as a true form of art – whatever it is!
I also decided to enroll at Epicode at a time when I was confined in my house and alone due to COVID-19. I hadn’t seen anyone for more than 20 days and I understood that that break had to be my push and a motivation to change. It exhausted me that I finally decided to really follow my passions!
Difficult question! Perhaps the first time I saw an Arduino in operation I thought “I want to know how to do it!”.
It has always been a fixed point in my brain, which I was afraid to discover because maybe I thought it was too complicated. But also thanks to Epicode, I realized that I could do it.
The world is changing so quickly from this point of view that even science fiction films now seem like a story for children.
I am afraid that man will be sucked into the same technology that he developed, simply because we are misusing it.
But in 10 years, I hope that technology will finally be used to create equality among human beings.
Honestly, it was my first scholarship. Despite applying for others, I never managed to get them. The scholarship gave me confidence! It allowed me to face the course with a different spirit and reminded me every day why I was making this change in life. It encouraged me to give it my all.
I was hoping for it, but honestly not.
Now, I have started an internship (well paid) in another city and it is aimed at recruiting. I feel really good and the environment is beautiful.
Who can tell! For now, I imagine the life of a digital nomad! But in life I understood that you change, you just need to know how to listen and understand when the time has come to do something, and not reject it or be afraid of it!
Because of this opportunity, I thank you again for the opportunity and for believing in me.
That’s it for now! Stay tuned for we’re excited to share more student stories in the coming months.
Wonderflow empowers businesses with quick and impactful decision-making because it helps automate and deliver in-depth consumer and competitor insights. All within one place, results are simplified for professionals across any high-UGC organization, and department to access, understand, and share easily. Compared to hiring more analysts, Wonderflow’s AI eliminates the need for human-led setup and analysis, resulting in thousands of structured and unstructured reviews analyzed within a matter of weeks and with up to 50% or more accurate data. The system sources relevant private and public consumer feedback from over 200 channels, including emails, forums, call center logs, chat rooms, social media, and e-commerce. What’s most unique is that its AI is the first ever to help recommend personalized business actions and predict the impact of those actions on key outcomes. Wonderflow is leveraged by high-grade customers like Philips, DHL, Beko, Lavazza, Colgate-Palmolive, GSK, Delonghi, and more.
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