Web Development: A new adventure
In 2013 I was trying to figure out what to do with my life. It was time to reinvent myself again. I was stuck in a dead-end job doing marketing — mostly graphic and web design — for a medical practice. I had taken this job after the financial meltdown and its subsequent hit to print media in 2008 had pretty much put an end to my freelance photojournalism work. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford the time or cost of taking a lot of time off of work to go back to school, so my options were limited. But, fortunately, one day I caught a news segment on TV about Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco. Since I had already been doing web design for several years, this short intensive program to learn web developing seemed like the perfect fit to take my skills to the next level. And to make a long story short, I graduated their program in April 2014 and have been working as a full-stack Ruby on Rails web developer ever since.
If you'd like to know a little more about my work, please check out my résumé, my LinkedIn profile or the code examples below. I also have some blog posts at LevelUp. By the way, this site was built using a Ruby gem called Jekyll with Liquid templating. You can see the code on GitHub.