My name is Mashima Button, and I'm originally from Bangkok, Thailand, and I graduated from Lambda in the web 25 cohort. I am now a web developer at United Systems & Software Inc. in Lake Mary, Florida.
Last year, I moved to Florida, and it was really, really hard to find a job, I felt so down about myself at that time. That's when I started looking more into programs.
And then I came across Lambda School and the ISA – you don't pay anything until you get a job and then you pay back the cost. It's not that bad; it's still more worth it than going through four years of college!
What really propelled me to CS was thinking about the goal, thinking that once I pass this, Lambda School will help me get a job.
I really want those resources, I want to be ready, I really want to get a job. I feel like Lambda has taught me a lot of things about myself. That, I actually have, you know, capacity to do this seemingly impossible thing, and because of that it gave me more confidence in myself.
It has been a wonderful experience. If anything, Lambda manifested to me that it is possible if you work hard and keep trying.