My name is Sean. I live in the Central Timezone and went to the University of Texas at San Antonio for music education. I have been playing piano since I was seven years old and pursued a career to become a choral director. I love to travel; I even got to study abroad in Italy to learn more about music and their culture.
I decided to learn to code because I saw people around me going into coding and tech. I thought that I could really get into this career because it allowed me to use a more logical part of my brain, which I had been craving.
I love problem-solving, which is why I decided to learn to code. It is a very logical form of thinking and the perfect complement to my music education. In music, you need to be creative in order to problem solve, and I think that coding has helped me to do that in a different way. My dad is an architectural engineer, so I was also inspired by his passion for problem-solving.
I began Altcademy with the intention of immersing myself in coding knowledge, which was initially a bit daunting. Some days are more difficult than others, but I've found that by taking it slow and staying focused, I can better handle the highs and lows of learning to code.
Recently, I had a 1:1 session with Altcademy's frontend mentor, David, via Zoom to clarify some concepts for the Airbnb cloning project. In just 15 minutes, he gave me more insight than I had expected and his feedback was immensely helpful.
My goal is to finish Altcademy by mid-April or possibly June, which would allow me to start applying for jobs. Additionally, I will be doing practice interviews to prepare for the actual interviews. I am also looking to get more experience with data stuff, like SQL and Snowflake. I have always loved math, so this would be a great way to expand my technical knowledge. I moved to San Antonio for college and prefer to stay here since there are many in-person and remote jobs that can be done in the tech industry.
"I hope to apply my coding skills to improve websites and user experiences."
"One of my projects is to help incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through business and technology training"
Going from beginners to professional coders, 85%+ of Altcademy alumni are hired within 6 months after graduation
Cohort 85 begins on January 1st, 2024
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