About Me

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I’m sure you’ve figured this out but my name is Nick, and I am a self-taught developer! In 2015 I graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics, and since then have held several professional jobs but have had difficulty finding something that I truly enjoy. About 2 years ago I read an article about software development and it really sparked my interest. Throughout COVID I worked on a variety of different tutorials and small projects but struggled to find any way to progress from there. In October of 2021, I started a couple of Ruby on Rails books, and more recently I have been learning JavaScript and React. These resources helped give a little more direction and lead me to where I am today. One of the things that really drew me to software/web development was the problem solving and critical thinking used to fix issues and determine how to proceed. I personally find it so satisfying to be able to solve a problem after hours of trying to figure out what the issue is. That feeling of accomplishment is what drove me through some of the more difficult and confusing issues that I’ve come across. Also, I love building things. Starting with nothing, and slowing building, adding, and modifying until you have a complete project gives such a sense of achievement. Web development gives me both of these things, every time I work on it. In addition to being something that I enjoy doing, learning web development also had a practical application. My mom is an artist and for several years has talked about setting up a website where she could showcase her work. After finishing the books that were recommended I started work on the site. Using the basic understanding I had, and a bit of Googling, I was able to set up a fully functional site. From there I have moved onto React and I plan on working through The Odin Project next to help improve my JavaScript knowledge. Thank you again for taking the time to look at some of my work. I know that I have just begun to scratch the surface of this field, but I am eager and willing to learn.