Hi I'm Erin! A little bit about how I stumbled into the web and software development world:
I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Austin Peay State University in December of 2013, with minors in Psychology and Health, but had not a clue what I wanted to pursue as a career. I ended up working at a local English as a Second Language school as the Media and Technology Coordinator/Administrative Assistant for two years after finishing college.
I enrolled in an intensive 4 week Intro to Web Development course with Savvy Coders in the fall of 2015, and began the 6 month full time software development program at NSS in January of 2016. Many of the skills I learned there and the projects I worked on can be found below and on my Github profile.
I started my first developer role as a Complex Application Developer with the Strategic Technology Solutions department with the State of Tennessee as a contractor at the end of August 2016. I have had two other junior developer roles since then, and as of October 2017, I have about a year of professional experience.
In November of 2016, I was a guest for the first time on the Complete Developer Podcast, a local Nashville podcast hosted by a couple of friends, Will and Beej. The topic was a round table discussion on Ways to Learn Code, in which Beej, Will, and I discussed each of our different paths in becoming developers. Give it a listen below, and if you like the episode, be sure to check out some of their other episodes.
Since then, I have been a guest on three additional episodes of the Complete Developer Podcast, including the episode where we announced the launch of a podcast in which I am currently a cohost - Junior Developer Toolbox.
Junior Developer Toolbox is a podcast all about getting started in and surviving a career in software engineering. We hope to provide a deep dive into issues affecting new and junior-level programmers in the workplace and beyond.