Career Path: Software Engineering
Managing a Pharmacy to Managing Data Engineers
Before Coding Temple: Pharmacy Manager
After Coding Temple: Data Engineering Manager
What were you doing before you decided to attend Coding Temple?
Pharmacy manager at Walgreens
What motivated you to enroll in a tech bootcamp?
Being a pharmacist was an untenable career/situation
Why did you ultimately decide to enroll at Coding Temple?
Coding Temple offered a course I thought would be useful. In addition, reviews were excellent and the cost was reasonable
What was the most challenging part of the program for you and how did you overcome it?
Leaving a career that I spent nearly a decade studying for
What was the most valuable lesson or skill you learned during the program?
General python syntax
What resources did you find most helpful during the program?
Classmates, instructors, and resume help
What was the job search process like and how did Coding Temple prepare you for your current job?
Job search was normal, nothing weird
How has your career progressed since graduating from Coding Temple, and what are your future career goals?
I now manage a team of 12 data engineers. My career, and compensation, has greatly surpassed where I ever could have gone in pharmacy
How did Coding Temple compare to your expectations, and what surprised you the most about the experience?
Expectations were met. I now have a lifelong friend from the experience
What advice do you have for current or prospective bootcamp students in terms of preparing for and succeeding at Coding Temple?
Coding Temple can provide you the tools to be successful, but you need to have the drive to get yourself to where you want to be