Why did you decided to start coding?
I tried teaching myself how to code by trying out online coding classes, but didn’t feel like I was progressing as fast as I wanted to. I found it was very difficult to really engage myself at night after working all day. So I decided to quit my job and take on a full-time coding bootcamp at DigitalCrafts. DigitalCrafts was the only bootcamp in Atlanta at the time that offered a 16-week course.
What was your work experience before aspiring to become a web developer?
What technology and tools are essential to you as a developer?
Google has been the most essential tool for me. Whenever I get stuck on a problem I simply just google and research tutorials. Stack Overflow is also a great resource. There are so many senior developers on there that are willing to take the time to answer questions in depth.
How do you stay informed & on top of emerging trends?
Meetups are great for keeping up with best practices, and meeting more experienced developers. I watch videos of presentations from web development conferences. I also read technology blogs and articles written by well-known developers.
After DigitalCrafts, what’s next on your list to learn?
I want to dive deeper with React, and learn complementary tools to use with React. I would also like to start learning React native.
Are you interested in working for a startup, agency, mid-sized company, or a corporate giant?
I would prefer to work for a small or mid-sized company. I think working for a smaller company will help me gain more experience working across multiple departments.