I didn’t start out as a developer though. I first moved to Cincinnati to study piano performance at Miami University, though I eventually turned to one of my other interests, French language and literature, for which I received my degree and which I continued to study in grad school.
Ultimately I decided to pursue another path, and I had the good fortune to find a position working with people who built software thanks to my French-speaking skills - apparently there are quite a few French-Canadian software development firms who specialize in building on Microsoft platforms - which is where I began to develop an interest in software. I learned quite a bit on my own, but realized I wanted to be able to dedicate more time to learning to be a software developer. That’s what precipitated my attending Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco at the beginning of 2014.
Since then I’ve been working full time as a software developer, and I’ve never enjoyed what I do as much as this.