I’m Jon. I’m from the UK but have been living in Barcelona in Catalonia/Spain for just over 10 years now. I’ve had a varied professional life so far, from financial analyst specialising in pay and benefits, to spa receptionist, to English teacher. I originally studied German and Russian at university, and I’ve always been fascinated by languages and linguistics. I’m now fluent in Spanish, and my Catalan is getting stronger too.
I’ve recently developed a keen interest in cryptocurrency and blockchain, and would love to develop a career in this area in the future. That’s why I’m learning to code, and what’s brought me to Codecademy. I eventually intend to take some courses oriented towards the cryptocurrency and blockchain industries, ultimately specialising in blockchain and dapp (decentralised applications) programming. But, as I’m new to coding, I want to get a good solid grounding first, and Codecademy courses seem like a great way to do this and get this journey started.
At least that’s the plan… but I’m also going to leave myself open to other possibilities, as I explore, learn, and develop more.
Good luck to all of you on your journeys too! Looking forward to some of our paths crossing at some point!