Software Engineer focusing on full-stack Linux based development with Python and other modern languages.
I am also a student in Oregon State's Post-Baccalaureate Online Computer Science program. The program is geared towards students who already have prior degrees in something else and are looking for a fast-track CS program that allows them to more quickly complete a CS degree by taking into account their prior course work.
My path to getting into Software Development was not exactly typical! As a kid I learned the basics of programming using VB and later some C++ in high school, but I ended up getting a bachelors and MBA in accounting. I soon found that accounting wasn't for me and ended up getting into analytics. While working in analytics I started getting back into programming and really fell in love with it once I was able to use it to do something more useful than the tinkering I had done as a kid.
My analytics positions continued evolving until my entire job revolved around writing code in various languages that helped the teams I worked with create analytics and automate working with complex datasets.
Eventually, I came to understand that my true desire was to work not in analytics but in software development and so I joined the OSU program and fully transitioned into Software Development with my next role.