My name is Kris, and I live in Boston, Massachusetts. I have been in sales for over 10 years, with the past five years spent in technical sales. I work in a fortune 500 software company and have always been interested in the technical aspect of things and love engaging in critical thinking.
I have been in sales for a long time and was looking for a career change. One of my coworkers transitioned into software engineering after completing a bootcamp, and now he is a lead software engineer. He became my mentor, encouraging me to pursue a career in software engineering. I love the critical thinking aspect of coding and believe it's the perfect fit for me.
My short-term goal is to complete Altcademy's program within the next three months. After that, I plan to work on real-life coding projects to gain hands-on experience. My mentor has suggested working on projects in GraphQL, which I'm excited to explore. Ultimately, I aim to land a job as a software engineer and continue learning and growing in the field.
Kris's journey from sales to coding shows that it's never too late to make a career change. With dedication, hard work, and the right guidance from programs like Altcademy, anyone can learn to code and pursue a fulfilling career in software engineering. As Kris continues his journey, we look forward to seeing him excel and make his mark in the tech world.
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