August 14, 2018
Leslie Tolbert, Texas State graduate and communication design major, has been trying to learn to program on her own for some time now. She said:“It can be difficult to keep a steady flow of motivation when you are learning how to program on your own, no matter how driven you are to reach your goals.”Leslie learned of our program through word of mouth around the Geekdom community. She explained that she had dabbled in computer programming some but like most other students failed to find the proper instruction needed to be proficient in the technologies."Applying for and being accepted as a Codeup student meant making a full commitment to my goals in becoming an excellent programmer and making an investment in myself to do so in a challenging, rewarding 9-week time span."Our program requires a full-time commitment during these 9-weeks but all for the reason that we want to make sure you get your money’s worth. Leslie admitted that she was most excited about being in a collaborative environment with hands-on learning and instruction from the experienced teachers and motivated peers.“Bringing people together from different backgrounds to learn and explore the possibilities of programming is much more stimulating than most traditional education approaches.”After completing the class, Leslie hopes to enter the male-dominated programming field with confidence. Short term, Leslie plans to apply her knowledge to create the high quality products that positively impact us on a daily basis. Looking even further down the road she confesses, “I want to inspire others to join the tech community and build awesome things with me!”We’re lucky to have her on board!