Community Preview

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I’m excited to share a preview of the new Dojo After Dark community site I have been brainstorming on. The image above is a wire frame for the website. I tried to keep it to a minimum so that I can get it up and running at the beginning of the new year and leave more features to be implemented by the community. This image is a sneak preview for what is to come for the community. There are some pretty big plans starting to come together and we need more people to help build the site. If you are interested, find me on the Dojo slack as cbaut or just in the DojoAfterDark slack channel. It is currently going to be a front end React Application with a node backend service.

Other than that,
Happy Holidays!

I’ll be coding until the next year and many more to come!

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!