Flatiron School Graduation

October 21, 2016 | Web Development

1 year ago, I started teaching myself how to code.

8 months ago, I started part time at Flatiron School’s Online Web Development program.

6 months ago, I left my job as Operations Manager at a digital agency to pursue this career path full time.

3 months ago, I started my own company for website development to leverage my skills from previous job and the new ones I was learning.

This week, I officially graduated from Flatiron School and am proud to be a Full Stack Web Developer!

If you told me a year ago this is where I would be, I don’t know if I would’ve believed you. And there were many times in the past months where I wasn’t sure if I made the right decision. I considered a career in Web Development but hesitated to actually pursue it. I asked myself: What if I’m not any good at it? How will I support myself if I’m not working? Will I be able to find a job when I finish?

Anything worth doing isn’t easy. It wasn’t. It isn’t. Many long days and nights, hours of frustration spent hunched over my computer, only to realize I missed a semi-colon or misspelled something. But the end result of my hard work made it all worth it.

I’m continually amazed at my own capabilities and all the incredible things I’ve done to reach this point.

To all those who supported me throughout this endeavor, thank you. I’m excited to see where this new career path takes me!

1 thought on “Flatiron School Graduation”

  1. What an inspiration! In only a couple hours of working with you through the Learn.co platform, I noticed your determination to help me and allowed me to discover a new learning curve that I alone was not capable of reaching. Thank you for making the decision to join FlatIron 9 months ago because I now learned allot through you. I see allot of myself in this story, lots of sleepless nights then back on early in the morning all to realize I overlooked something as simple as a “!”. Ha!

    Congratulations on your newly found business and I strive to share the same sentiment when I reach my point of success.
    Thank You Matt!

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