I entered the University having natural instincts for technology but felt like it was a career path in which I would quickly be bored. I fought through years of searching other paths only to feel that I was continuously going against my grain. After failing to find what I was looking for in these fields, I came back full circle and gave software engineering a chance. It was love at first lecture. From the beginning of Programming I to the end of my capstone course I was soaking it in and thriving. My assumption of boredom in this path has proven to be inconceivable, as I have found a never ending path of new technologies and techniques to grow and improve myself as a developer.
I have found what I love to do, and convinced someone to pay me to do it
From working in a small distributed agency, to working in a highly structured cubicle farm. Working with legacy code bases, and sometimes building from scratch. I’ve found fulfillment and progress in it all. Thriving on the opportunity to learn and reach forward.
In addition to the experience one in my field would expect, I’ve also had the opportunity to:
- Interview and evaluate engineering candidates
- Lead efforts to build automation tools and solidify processes
- Build an MVC web app that handles ~30k requests per minute
- Contribute to open source projects like WordPress
Most importantly, I’ve had the privilege of working along side a lot of smart and talented people.
Development is progress. Whether it is progress as a developer, or progress in development, the professional life of a developer should be marked by continual progress.
Currently living in Denver, CO.