by Donell Gill
My journey as a software engineer began as a desire to create. I’ve always tried to create something I thought would be cool. I wanted to put my own spin on things. I am a short story writer and in my spare time I create board games and RPG campaigns.
I am an associate at Amazon. I spend my day in Operations ensuring customers get their deliveries on time. This job has taught me skills like collaboration with members of a team, communicating with people from various backgrounds and how to approach a problem from many angles. My past work as a retail manager has taught me how to relate to and manage people, lead teams in training, and coach employees to get better results. Yeah, I be buildin’ y’all.
I knew I needed to deepen my understanding of what it means to “think like a developer” and practice my coding skills. I considered several online coding bootcamps, but cost and/or quality became barriers.
I’m well on my way to starting my next chapter!