My journey from joining the US Air Force to becoming a Front End Developer.
At the age of 21, I decided to join the US Air Force. Our family has a strong military history. My grandfather, my father, my uncle, my cousins, myself, and my younger brother have all proudly served in various branches of the military.
Basic training reveals character. If you are a determined person, basic amplifies that trait. I never realized how stubborn and determined I was until I experienced basic training. Unwilling to fail, I pushed myself to become a person worthy of the uniform, and wore it proudly everyday of my career.
When asked what I wanted to do in the U.S. Air Force, I said "I want to work outside on the flightline". If I couldn't fly the planes, I wanted to be near them. I got my wish.
A.G.E. mechanics maintain the equipment that powers aircraft while they are on the ground. I was on or along side the flightline everyday...and it was great.
In 2004 I decided to become a civilian and persue my education. I've always liked computers and really wanted to become a part of that world. I started with graphic design. I learned how to utilize Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, inDesign, and more and it was a great experience for a time, however, it was just the beginning for me.
I moved on to building websites, learning HTML and CSS and realizing that I could build things with lines of code I knew my path was turning to the right direction for me.
Today, I've found my love for coding, and love growing with this ever changing enviorment. Albert Einstein once said "Once you stop learning, you start dying". The way I look at it, as long as I continue on my path of code, I will live forever!
The military showed me who I am, and the potential of who I can be. I'll never forget that, and I will always appreciate that gift.