Hi, I’m Jane. I’m a software engineer, but I do not have a CS degree. I actually studied fine art in college. So, how did I end up here?
In 2015, I attended General Assembly’s Web Development Immersive Bootcamp. A friend told me about General Assembly and I happened to be trying to teach myself to code. I wasn’t satisfied with my progress from reading books and working through online tutorials - I wanted to build things! After all, as an artist, I found code to be just another medium of expression, with the browser as my canvas.
I was accepted to General Assembly, and enrolled in their 12 week in-person bootcamp in San Francisco in the spring of 2015. Three months later, I had built 3 apps, with 3 different tech stacks. Six months later (after 3 months as a Developer in Residence at GA), I landed my first full-time job as a software engineer, more than doubling my salary from my previous career in the apparel industry. Over three years later, I’m on my fourth job since bootcamp and have learned a ton, not only about programming, but also about the technical interview process.
I want to help others with non-traditional backgrounds succeed in the technical interview process. You can reach me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.