January 2, 2020
Photo Taken In Chon Buri, ThailandBy Jeannette E. Garcia – Reporter, San Antonio Business JournalSeven years ago, Joseph Villafranca walked into the 10th floor of the Weston Centre for an interview to enroll in a new coding school. As he entered an empty office room and helped Michael Girdley, one of the three co-founders of Codeup LLC, take down chairs for the one-on-one interview, Villafranca wondered whether the school was a scam.
"As someone that wanted to own my own business, I felt I needed something else — a hard skill to my skillset — and coding was it," Villafranca said.
Graduating with a bachelor of science in business administration from Texas A&M University - College Station, the South Side native wasn't satisfied working as a manager of a local Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt location.