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I’ve always liked designing basic websites in HTML and I love creating things, so it made sense to me to learn to code so I could create more things. My interest in coding really escalated after I graduated from Mountwest with an AAS in Web Design.

Knowing that, as a developer, I can create so many different things is very exciting to me. I truly enjoy solving problems and coming up with creative solutions to new and existing issues, and that is why I want to become a developer.

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My first experience in developing was using BASIC and C+, but was a half-a-lifetime ago. I’ve always had a penchant for computers and technology, and finally decided to see if a middle-aged dog could learn some new tricks!

Why do I want to be a developer? Incessant curiosity, a hunger for new knowledge, and the desire to create something from nothingness.

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Development was a hobby of mine back in the early 2000s. I went on with life and completely forgot about it until I went to Mountwest and met Kim Preece who reignited my interests in developing again.

I feel like I was born to do it. I spent most of my childhood playing computer games that required a lot of logical thinking and problem solving and those experiences translated over to developing. The push for the tech sector in Huntington also drives me. I was in Florida for near a decade and when I came back home it felt like it wasn’t the same home that I left. I want to make a difference.

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I took my first website development class in 8th grade. We learned the very basics of HTML and a little of CSS and I’ve enjoyed doing it ever since.

Being able to problem solve is one of the best feelings in the world. Don’t get me wrong, debugging can be extremely aggravating but there is nothing more satisfying than getting your code to compile.

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I learned about Bitcoin in 2010. It inspired me to learn code on my own. I took some online coding classes prior to joining NewForce.

I want to be a developer because of the endless learning opportunities and the fast pace at which this space moves.

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I heard about development from a family friend and was interested in the fast paced, trial and error nature of coding.

I love to learn in order to make bigger and better things. So a field that is based on constant learning and growth is perfect for me.

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I’ve always been fascinated with technology and how things work. I wanted to start a career path where I could be creative and solve problems, so it seemed like a perfect fit. I began learning to code with online classes.

I really like the opportunity to think critically, solve problems, and be creative, as well as the logic behind it.

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I really became interested in development when I was a kid. I began modding some of the games I played, but I was limited heavily by my skill. As such, I was always envious of the people who could mod and even develop their own games; to me, it was magic.

I want to be a developer because the field is always changing, meaning you’re always learning. It also allows you to both solve problems and create new things.

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I have always had a love for computers and had been around them ever since I was little. I always thought coding would be such a useful skill to learn with the way the world is evolving with computers. I had decided a few months back that I wanted to try and learn how and found NewForce accidentally when I was searching. I feel that this class has really been the factor in showing me that I really could see myself entering into this kind of field.

The three things that keep bringing me back are the critical thinking, the logical problem solving and the teamwork atmosphere. Each idea you have that you want to try comes with its own set of unique obstacles that you can figure out by looking at the symptoms of the problem/errors and figuring out why that is happening. Plus, I have always loved working on teams. I believe teams brings together all the strengths of each individual and when done right, teamwork can deliver solutions that are much better than that which could have been provided by each individual person.

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Several of my former colleagues transitioned into software from education, and described the experience as challenging, interesting, and rewarding.

The field requires one to constantly learn and deploy new skills. It requires consistent research and problem solving, and successfully doing those activities is quite validating.

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I was taking courses towards an animation and game design degree but I kept getting asked to help my friends create websites for their respective businesses. We started using template sites like Wix but my friends were never truly satisfied with how they turned out. This is when I first started thinking about web dev.

I like how everything works together; how frontend and backend systems work together to solve a particular problem set. I specifically like creating that solution vice utilizing a pre-existing solution that may not satisfy all requirements.

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What really sparked my interest in becoming a developer is the opportunity to create content for others to use and enjoy. My first experience with development was trying to teach myself html for fun.

I want to be a developer because I enjoy creating new content. I get excited learning new things and being able to implement them in a project.

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I learned C+ as an undergraduate engineering student in college ~20 years ago. In the intervening years I have written small, simple algorithms and functions to help with data manipulation, grading, and design analysis. There have been instances where I only needed to perform a computation a handful of times, but I wrote a program to do it because it was “more fun.” I’ve always enjoyed the logic and methodology of programming, and appreciate a field where self-motivation can be rewarded with additional independence.

I want to be a developer because I enjoy complex and challenging problems that allow me to utilize logic, reasoning, and a little finesse to get the job done. I’m excited to see projects evolve from conception to deployment, and I take great pride in doing difficult things and doing them well.

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My interest in the field(s) of web and software development began in high school. Originally, projects were focused on personal website design, blogging features, game creations, and perfecting hacking devices. Later in life, project and learning content management reintroduced me to the need for much better software tools—across all industry sectors.

Why wouldn’t you want to become a developer? Data is the new oil. Efficient software saves entities a great deal of time, money, and effort. With imagination and a little know-how, you can build just about anything.

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