by: Raul Martinez
Hello world! My name is Raul. A little bit about me...
I have been a full-time Front-End Web Developer since February 5, 2018.
I never thought I could ever have what it takes to be a web developer. When I was in school at the University of West Florida, I had an admiration for Computer Science, but I was always intimidated. I thought I had to be a some kind of math genius to be able to get into the field.
So, I majored in Marketing with a focus on E-Commerce Marketing. After graduation in 2012, I struggled finding employment with my degree. But, I was able to land a job in sales. Sales was a great experience, that taught me many lessons such as:
- Overcoming fear of rejection.
- Overcoming fear of failure.
- Working both indepently and as part of a team.
- Interpersonal communication.
- Discipline & Determination.
While I learned many great lessons, and was able to make a good living. At the end of the day I wasn"t passionate about my career, and was always looking for a change.
So, after 5 years I made a choice to follow something that I was passionate about. I had been researching coding bootcamps for about a year and in September of 2017 I took a leap of faith and enrolled in Wyncode.
I have not looked back since and I am estatic every day to wake up and do something that I am extremely passionate about.