Hello everybody! I’m Trevor but I usually go by Styles. I’m a little late to the party, as I’m 29 years old (closer to 30). I had previously been in manufacturing for the past 8 years doing a job that I hated for decent money so that I could provide for my family. Recently my wife got a promotion and we had always talked about when that happened I would finally get the chance to do something that I’m more interested in… so here we are! I’ve been into computers, more specifically gaming, since the 2000s when I played starcraft for the first time. Since then I had always gravitated towards tech, but I never thought that I’d be able to do what a lot of the devs do around here. Then my best friend and I had a conversation about the backend work that he does and he explained to me that you don’t have to go to a 5 year college to learn to code anymore!
Learning to write code (JS CSS HTML so far) has been very tough for me since I haven’t been in school for a long time but I find this a lot more interesting than the things I learned in HS. The amount of knowledge you need to soak in is daunting at first, but then I realized there will always be more that I would need to learn and to take it all in stride! I’m really hoping to make a complete career change, if not only for myself but for my family. The manufacturing industry sucked the happiness right out of me and it was making a negative impact on my home life. But when I left my old career and started working towards this one with codecademy, it was like a switch flipped.
The amazing part about programming this that you can use it to do pretty much anything. It honestly amazes me to see how far we’ve come since the 90s. Things that were impossible back then are done every day now, a quote for the movie Thor has been sticking to me lately “Your Ancestors Called it Magic, but You Call it Science. I Come From a Land Where They Are One and the Same.” In the 80s when star trek had motion sensor doors that opened when the crew walked up, there were actually people on the other side of the wall manually opening the doors. Now we walk through them all the time. I don’t know where this is going to take me, but to get there we all have to keep walking!
Looking forward to the journey were all on!