I was just interviewed for a profile by Thinkful, I love this company!
Position: Vice President of Engineering at Trackr, a 1200+ person software development company in Texas
Thinkful Coursework: Front-End Web Development, Ruby on Rails, iOS Development
Application of Thinkful Skills: Build Ruby on Rails side project, Understand iOS and manage expansion of his company’s iOS app
Prior Coding Experience: Decade of experience as PHP Developer
Why did your boss sponsor you to join Thinkful?
My company sees it as ongoing education. We have a sizeable budget for training. Training is a way for me to expand my skill set and broaden what I’m capable of doing for my company.
Why was our program a good fit you as a Vice President of Engineering?
The problem with most online learning is that it’s all based in a vacuum. You build what they’re teaching you to build on video. When you run into a problem, you’re alone to figure it out. Thinkful was very intriguing to me because it set out to solve that.
Great shot from Nana, @tressiecole and myself. #tbt special thanks to Tressa for digging up some pictures on her recent trip
Software digests thousands of research papers to accurately identify proteins that could be productive targets for cancer drugs.
Great application of an algorithm
Great night out listening to @alissabeyer and @ryanddot (at Gatsby’s Coffeehouse)
Braving the pre Black Friday day crowd (at Best Buy)
Quick trip to the Far East for rock sugar (at Far East Market)
Finally heading out after a long day (at Westex Well Corporate Office)
Snowy selfie #waytoocold4azboy (at Vintage Township)
As anyone who has tried going during the opening week can attest #lubbock (at Costco)
Enjoying a great morning at @gatsbys_coffee (at Gatsby’s Coffeehouse)