My First Line of Code

And How I Have Grown Since Then

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My programming journey, from knowing nothing to learning some programming skills to getting a job in tech, has been transformational and challenging. And definitely not linear! This skillset is rewarding, profitable and attainable for most people. I am hopeful that my experiences and perspective on programming will inspire other people with little to no programming…




Data Engineer, Artist, Queer

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Data Engineer, Artist, Queer

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