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.