My Career Path

After working dead-end jobs in retail and healthcare, I’ve recently taken a different path in my career. After successful completion of the first TechHire Eastern Kentucky program in Paintsville, KY, I am now on the road to success in technology. I studied the fundamentals of web design with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery, with experience in REST APIs and Google APIs, using Ajax. Then we moved on to learning Java programming, and the week after that, Android development. Since then, I have taken on more course studies, and am learning C#, C++, AngularJS, and more intense Android development. I love taking on new challenges, and if I don’t know something yet, I can learn it almost instantly.

I am also interested in learning Japanese and Spanish, and will be jumping into video game development relatively soon. If you have any requests for commission work by me, scroll down to my Contact form and send me your information. Truth be told, I am still getting started in a fresh new career, so I am still learning how to be a freelancer on the side. My rates vary based on the complexity of the work. I can do design, coding, even video editing if it comes up. Recently, I have completed courses on Sitepoint, SkillCrush, Udemy, Udacity, and TeamTreehouse, including web design, mobile dev, and other fields like game and graphic design.

I am now working at Amazon in Customer Account Management. If you’re account is on hold for any reason, I’m one of the people who can help you. I am looking to use Amazon as a means of getting other job opportunities in tech, taking on small projects here and there and networking with the Big Dogs.

Turns out Data Analysis is a big deal for these guys.

My Interpretation of FizzBuzz

public class FizzBuzz {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        for (int i = 1; i <= 105; i++) {
            if ((((i % 3) == 0) && (i % 5) == 0)) {
                System.out.println("FizzBuzz");
            } else if ((i % 3)==0) {
                System.out.println("fizz");
            } else if ((i % 5) == 0) {
                System.out.println("buzz");
            } else {
                System.out.println(i);
            }
        }
    }
}

I have chosen the option to use 105 in my for-loop because it then makes 105 return as “FizzBuzz”, which gives me a nice end to the loop. If you do what everyone ELSE does (i < 100), it ends on a “fizz”, and my self-diagnosed OCD doesn’t allow that. Hence, 105 is divisible by both 3 and 5, which allows for a “FizzBuzz” output.

Look, Ma! I’m on the TV!

I was interviewed by a local news station in March 2017 for my participation with TechHire. While my opinion about the company who sponsored us has changed a little, I am still thankful for the education and the experience I received as a result. You can view the WYMT news segment here:

http://www.wymt.com/video?vid=416072434
That’s me in the middle.