How I Went From Teacher to Software Engineer in 12 Months

  1.5 years ago when I was exploring the idea of going into technology, a friend introduced me to the Breaking Into Startups Podcast and Facebook Group. The first podcast episode had me hooked, and for 2 months straight I listened to it all day every day–all the while–imagining myself going to a bootcamp, getting a job as a software engineer, and living a whole … Continue reading How I Went From Teacher to Software Engineer in 12 Months

Failure, Resiliency, and Algorithms: My first 10 Weeks of Coding Bootcamp

In January of 2017 I was working full time as a teacher in South Florida while heavily involved in activist work. I had just written down my 1 year plan to become a junior software developer, which entailed 4 months of studying, school applications, a June/July enrollment goal, an October graduation goal, and a 3-month job hunt. If things were to go as planned I … Continue reading Failure, Resiliency, and Algorithms: My first 10 Weeks of Coding Bootcamp