Who was I before I became a passionate developer?

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After High School
I was not sure what exactly I wanted to do with myself yet. I decided to follow in the footsteps of my family and pursue both Nursing and Business Administration. Why both? Because it paid more for when I was to become a Nursing Home Administrator. I spent nearly two years doing prerequisites for the nursing program until I finally made the decision that this path wasn’t going to work for me. I am very fortunate that my family was supportive of my decision. The only problem I had now was that I still didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life.

Second Time in College
The next four years I spend studying Business Entrepreneurship in the Philippines. I was given the option to study outside the country so I took it. At the time I knew I wanted to have my own business, but wasn’t sure what yet. I think living in another country is an experience that everyone should have. I was able to grow so much as a person living far from home. I am very grateful for having that experience. During my stay there I was able to tour a lot of the country and participate in the city life as well as the provincial life.

Hobby At The Time
While I was finishing up Business school I spent most of my free time 3D Printing/Modeling, traveling and trying to teach myself programming. I spent about 2 years 3D Printing with 2 machines in my studio apartment. I was so fascinated by the technology I spent almost all the free time I had learning all about the technologies. I had also taken my first real swing at learning to program through a short course offered at a near by university. We had studied C programming, but environment wasn’t right for me so I discontinued.

Return to Home
Upon returning home to the perfect weather in California, I had to finished up one more internship. I chose to finished it with my family business to see if it was something that I could still do. After my internship I was sure that this was not where I wanted to spend the next few years of my life. I new I was capable of learning it but I didn’t enjoy it. I then proceeded to try to self teach myself programming once more. My goal was to build OSX and iOS apps. I felt that I was doing okay following books and videos online until I realized I needed a database and so much more knowledge than just a database. I then proceeded to joining the Coding Dojo Onsite Boot Camp.

Coding Dojo Boot Camp
I spent 14 weeks here and I have to say this was by far the best learning experience I have ever had. It was intense, the pace was fast and I was challenged every single day. I learned more here in this short time than I could have done by myself in a few years. After attending the boot camp I am now capable of much faster learning and understand than I could have accomplished last year.

The Birth of: cbaut
cbaut is my programmer alias and I am happy to dedicate the rest of my years to learning the trade of computer programming. I always enjoying comparing coding to medieval blacksmithing, where an apprentice can make the journey to become a master blacksmith. There is so much to learn and discover in the world of coding. I hope that others find passion for the things they do everyday. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking!

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