Kaitlyn Flynn
Location
Seattle, Washington
Job Title
Junior Software Developer, Skiplist
Lambda Class
Full Stack Web
STUDENT STORY
Kaitlyn

I’ve always been passionate about technology. Growing up, my family didn't have a ton of money, so when I was about 13 I started taking on odd jobs and saved up enough money to buy a used computer.

When I got older, I gravitated toward the real estate industry because it didn’t require a 4-year college degree. I got my real estate license right out of high school and I worked in commercial real estate for close to 15 years. I plateaued there and wanted to challenge myself again.

In my free time, I started learning how to code and I discovered that I could actually write code that worked. I was going the self-taught route when I stumbled upon an article about Lambda School. With the support of my husband, I decided to leave my comfortable corporate job to pursue this new path. I graduated from Lambda in September 2018 and I’m now a junior developer at Skiplist. 

The ISA really sold me on Lambda School. There are lots of coding schools you can pay for upfront, but it’s thousands of dollars and a lot of money to fork over upfront without knowing if you’re going to be cut out for it.

"The ISA option felt like a safety net for me – like I could take the risk without risking too much."


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