About

Un. Finished. Business. That’s what this blog is about.

Shhh. Lean in close. I am about to tell you the secret of my heart. Listen with all you’ve got.

I failed.

Back then I was a bright, ambitious, physics student dreaming about Stockholm and super colliders. Then I hit a stumbling block. OK, a stumbling boulder!

Computer Programming.

I couldn’t grasp it. Unable to wring cooperation from cold plastic and metal monitors, I fell further behind. A sour taste began to spread. Stockholm became surviving the semester. Four years became five. Bruised from it all as I crossed the stage, masking personal scars with a cap and gown, I simply walked away to pursue other dreams. Like a snowflake on a warm hearth, the old dreams melted away.

They story should have ended right there, but it didn’t. Years later, driving home from my job as a high school math teacher I heard a radio story about the dearth of women in technology.

Fact: There are fewer women working in technologically demanding jobs today than in 1984.

Casually I began to read about this phenomenon when I stumbled across the camp. Web development boot camp to be exact. They claim to be able to take a person who is tech illiterate and transform them into a junior web developer in 8 months.

The old dreams whispered faintly in my ear and I knew. Programming had conquered me once before.

This is my chance. This is a grudge match. This is personal.

So I applied and to my amazement I was accepted.

This is a chronicle of my trials and celebrations as I attempt to complete a web development boot camp as a complete and total technology ne’er do well.

This is for the old dream. It’s time to finish some business.

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21 thoughts on “About

  1. Best of luck! I look forward to hearing how you did this and hopefully learning how to become more tech-savy myself!
    Best of luck!
    Your classmate from blogging 101,
    Kalyssa
    http://www.thesimplysassylife.com

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  2. I’m a computer science major, so i totally get what you went through! it’s really rough at the start, but you will get it! hang in there and good luck!

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  3. One step at a time! I think I can…I think I can…I think I can…and soon you will be right where you want to be! Lots of luck and this is a great about page.

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  4. Sounds like you’re a woman on a mission!

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  5. yep, should be more women in computer programming…
    and don’t forget your physics after you succeed with honours in bootcamp… i mean Stockholm’s still waiting for you….

    and b.t.w. l.o.v.e. your punc.tu.a.tion. !!!

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  6. Thankfoams liking my post. I am now following your blog. I have thought about taking classes in computer programming. Best of luck to you… 🙂

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  7. *sorry for the typo. Darn iPad…lol. It’s suppose to read, thank you for liking my post.

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  8. I wish you all the best from the heart of Ireland 🙂 Cheers

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  9. I have just nominated you for the Liebster Award!

    Check out link for more information…

    https://amyvanya.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/liebster-award/

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  10. Hey I found you blog on blogging 201. I love your header & tittle page. Good on you for not giving up! Looking forward to exploreing your blog.

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  11. Woohoo! Go girl!
    I have a confession. I took some programming and tech classes: C# and SQL. I work as a software tester (a very untrained one). And… I’m not in love. =( Programming can be fun and I enjoyed messing around with it, but I just didn’t want to do it for 40 hours a week. I’d rather write for 80!

    Glad you are enjoying your journey!

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    • I have to learn SQL during bootcamp, but I am not required to learn C#. I am familiar with C and C++ but I am not proficient with them. I am sorry you are not in love with programming. What bugs you the most about it? I would love to know what the day to day is like.

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      • It’s likely more situational than anything… I was transitioning from being a manual tester to an automation tester. I find that i enjoy programming, and i enjoy testing. But programming tests, not so much!

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  12. What a very useful blog and fantastic title. I love this, will refer to it and suggest to others in early blog stages too, Thanks for checking on mine by the way!

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  13. Wow, your blog topic is so unique! Love it ! I’ve never been much of a tech/programming person (codes and binary digits just don’t do it for me) but I love computers. I love your challenge! All the best, look forward to reading about it. Cheers, Tx 😀

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