How I got started in Web Development

Submitted about 2 years Ago

I knew I loved computers, but I never gave it a complete thought until now. I am always on the internet, so why now start a career with those things that I love. So I found an article online about a guy name Matt Kenefick who taught himself how to code and became a successful developer making over $60K a year. I thought it would be cool if I learned how to code and be making that kind of money, so it peaked my interest of wanting to become a developer. In that same article was a link to an online course for beginners called Codecademy where I first began to learn how to code. While learning to code for the first time, I found myself having fun and realized how dedicated I am to solving challenges. I knew it would me the career for me so I decided to further my learning experience after I completed Codecademy. I was on one of my favorite sites and then I found an ad for a dev bootcamp program at General Assembly. I went to their school website and fell in love with the curriculum. At the time I was in a position where I hated my job and was heading for a dead end. The fact that the school was located in my favorite destination New York City so I said to myself "wouldn't be cool if I left my dead end job to pursue a career in one of my favorite destinations?". I wanted that opportunity so bad, I wanted to be in New York City , so I did everything in my power to enroll in their Web Development Immersive program. At one step at a time I got enrolled, earn the money for the tuition, packed my bags and headed for New York City to attend one of the most challenging dev bootcamps in the world. To be continued in another blog post.........................................

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