1. Tell us a little bit about what you were up to before TTS?
The short story is that I was a bit of a gypsy, living in Africa and Asia for the better part of the last two years prior to Tech Talent South. I was volunteering and doing mission work in South Africa mostly. I traveled to China and most of Southeast Asia teaching English for a few months, as well. I knew it was a short window in my life that I would have the absolute and total freedom to just travel the world, be completely free to roam and wholeheartedly dedicate my time to others. A time like that obviously had a huge impact and I am forever grateful for that blip in my life.
2. How did you find out about TTS & what made you feel like it was the right program for you?
By a series of favorable events, I ended up sitting in my first Skookum Tech Talk and there stood Betsy (TTS co-founder). She was talking about TTS and giving the scope on how the program worked. At that time, I wasn’t planning on entering the tech sector at all. I was back in the country and just kind of sorting out the basics. However, there was something about the thought of programming that intrigued me. It intrigued me so much that I couldn’t stop thinking about it- so I emailed Betsy, we met for coffee and the rest just unfolded in good time.
3. What did you find most appealing about learning to code, now?
It’s always a satisfying feeling to create something. That’s what coding is for me. It’s having no limit (relatively) and having the freedom to be as creative as possible.
4. What was something that really stood out to you as the program moved forward?
The greatest thing for me was to see how all the pieces of programming came together. Kind of like learning the basic concept of MVC; it was really eye-opening to see how the different aspects worked together.
5. What were a few of your favorite parts about the program after you became a graduate?
I’ve loved the community that it’s brought into my life. TTS is a great support system and has been a real blessing to me in this time of new opportunities and experiences.
6. So, we want to know: what are you up to now and what’s the future look like ahead of you?
I’m extremely happy to say that a recently started an internship with a great company housed right out of Packard Place called CheckAppointments. CheckAppointments is a scheduling software company and has an amazing product. This month we are launching TimeTap, which is an upgraded and rebranded version of our current site. I work with great people and am surrounded by creativity and hard work. The future is bright and it all started with a little bit of code.
Reposted from Tech Talent South's blog.
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