I worked in the civil engineering industry for over 10 years during the height of the housing boom. When that bubble burst I was presented with an 'opportunity' to change my career. I wanted to learn a skill that would allow me to enter a field that would help me create my own opportunities. I began to teach myself web development.
With no prior programming or developing experience I started watching YouTube videos, Lynda.com videos, reading blogs, and building some static sites. I dabbled in Ruby on Rails, PHP, and eventually began developing WordPress sites for my friends.
My ultimate goal was to become employed as a web developer and after many attempts, I was presented with another opportunity to attend Rockit Bootcamp through the University of Phoenix. It was a great program and my programming skills really started to come together. I also learned a lot about myself and gained valuable insight into the profession along with new personal development skills such as conducting interviews, resume writing, and networking.
After Rockit, I was hired by Carrington College as one of their in-house web developers in October of 2015. It's been everything I hoped it would be and more. I continue to try and learn as much as possible as I still feel that I have much growth ahead of me. I'm currently developing projects with many different languages and frameworks. I've been working with React JS, Vue JS, Java, Laravel, Ruby on Rails, and I also still work with WordPress everyday at my current position.
Some of the tools I picked up along the way
Get a copy of my resume here.
If you ever need any help with anything, have some advice, or know of any opportunities that I might fit in, please feel free to contact me anytime. Thank you so much and have a great day!
Some of my duties are to help build, maintain, and update Carrington College's main website along with many other supporting websites for our current and prospective students and intranet sites including a resource site for our call center, an enrollment website for new students, and a newsletter website to keep colleagues updated internally.Visit