I started my professional career around 2011 (not counting lifeguarding or an illustrious career in hosting house parties), Windows 7 was just taking over the corporate world and the company I worked for was amidst its initial migration from XP...I was part of the team responsible for implementing the changes. Sounds pretty boring. It was. The people made the job work, and I loved it. Balancing time between school and work was a skill I grew to love. (Mostly because I had to) I pledged my first big bet by 2013 that I would be working for that same company after graduation and had everything figured out by Junior year of college. Happy.
I had a few other work experiences at different places. None really matched the initial experience I had in 2011, which is a backwards story in of itself. I was pretty set, though so no complaints here...Senior year of college changed this a bit. For the entirety of the first semester I was involved in what was the beginnings of a health-tech startup; attending meetups, (NJTechMeetup is awesome!) brainstorming ideas, and innovating in a space I had absolutely no professional experience in. I had mixed feelings, but I was excited to be a part of something new. I realized I wanted to be more than a support agent; took design-driven classes, focused my energy into software development, and laid the foundation for a complete 180 degree turn in my career path.
Fastforward a few years to the present, and I'm working in the mHealth space innovating and developing new solutions that positively impact people's lives. (when the code works...right?) I've been developing Android mobile health apps for almost a year now, joined #TeamNexus, and have worked on two from scratch on the dev team. One might pop up around the Play Store this year, if all goes well with the business side of things...and if not, there's always my side projects. (Hint: you're reading it.)
Expect more technical, nerdy blurbs from me about Modern Web + Android development. Thanks for reading.