I usually don't indulge in self description, so bear with me here for a little. I am a Junior Web Developer in training, but that is only the latest in a long line of hats I've worn in my short 24 years. I've been a specialty donut engineer (that's a real title don't question it), a coffeeshop manager, a graphic designer, a summer camp director, a minor league baseball cheerleader and a mobile bartender. And those are just the jobs I've been paid for. If you're interested, you can grab a copy of my resume here.
I am a native of Lexington, KY where I graduated from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and eventually Transylvania University with a degree in Religious Studies. Naturally, the next step was to spend 2 years trying to figure out what I wanted to do with my life. Out of a desire for sustainable professional relevency and an inherent interest in the way people interact with technology, I settled on Web Development.
I intended to enroll in a computer science program at a large university, but on the recommendation of a friend, I looked into Awesome Inc's Web Developer Bootcamp. The premise of the program was ambitious, to take the programming illiterate and turn them into job ready, full stack Web Developers in just 12 weeks. Compared to the (at least) 3 years it would take to earn a degree in Computer Science, the promise of a 12 week program was too good to pass up. So, here I am! You can find examples of my work from the bootcamp under the Portfolio tab, and the blog tab contains responses to bootcamp prompts as well as other ramblings of my own. Thanks for stopping by!