I’m going to apologize upfront for the long Bio, I’m nervous and new to this world and really need some guidance and begin networking. Here I go!
My name is Charles Lowe. I’m a 38-year-old single father of two teenage boys in Orlando, Fl. who took went back to school at the age of 30. I’ve been in the Transportation industry for over 15 years and had roles from being a self-proprietor to driving semi’s across North America, to serving in the military. I managed to graduate six years later while working full-time and taking care of my family. I can say that it wasn’t easy at all, and life was pretty much nonexistent. My Christmas present was an Associates Degree in Mobile Application Software Development Programming with Highest Honors in 12/2015, and my Bachelors Degree in Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Management. Yeah, I KNOW… 180.
I diverted my BS degree from Computer Science to SCM. Hear me out now. With working full-time and entering a new market, losing revenue was not an option to start over. I had to think methodically about this and buy myself some time to learn adequately about programming instead of blowing through some courses and not really retaining or learning anything about coding. So, I chose this path to compliment my already 15 years experience in the industry to propel my career currently until I can take the time to truly begin my course to accomplishing my ultimate goal: Build my own Software Application.
I feel the DESIRE and NEED to try and reconstruct the system lifecycle in this industry and possibly change the way the game is played. Ultimately, I’m new to this market and need to Network as much as possible, and genuinely seek guidance from ANYONE who can give me some feedback in transitioning my career into a field into one day becoming a DevOps Engineer. But for right now, I’ll settle for building ‘my very first’ software application that I feel will make a lot of companies money in the industry by assisting the workforce to become more efficient.
With that being said, I’m not getting any younger, and need everyone’s help to feed me as much information as they can so that I can build a road map for myself. Currently, I’m taking CODEACADEMY PRO and start from the beginning. They got me learning web development, and with the base knowledge from my college, the information is sticking to me with ease.
God Bless you all in this community and hope that everyone here finds there peace as well.