Hello Friends. Welcome to my website. My intention for this website is to share my story and provide a place to showcase my work.
About me, well I was born and raised in Omaha Nebraska. However my parents originally came to the U.S. from Mexico as young teenagers. So I had it very lucky growing up. As a kid I enjoyed sports, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. I have always been very curious and an avid learner. I attended public schools my whole life and graduated from Omaha South High in May 2016. After graduation I did not pursue a college education. Instead I decided to take on a non-traditional path towards my career.
After graduation I decided to attend the Interface Code School at the time, in the summer of 2016. Once I completed the course, I landed a nice gig at a tech startup. My role was a front-end developer. I enjoyed working with a small team and also helping small businesses around the metro area develop an online presence and solutions. Working and collaborating in a fast-paced environment taught me many lessons.
One of them was to not let rough times stop me from pursuing my goals. Start-up world can be a tricky landscape, and after a good run with the company I was working with, it was time to move on. In the summer of 2019 I decided to once again turn to code school’s to further increase my knowledge and value in more specialized skills. I ended up learning Java and more back-end programing languages.
Having the skills is only half of the equation. After completing a Java course, now I needed to actually put it into practice. Landing a job in the tech field can have its challenges. One of the many challenges I faced was rejection. I applied too and interviewed for at least half a dozen positions and was rejected for most of them. However I did end up getting hired by Mutual of Omaha. I joined at the end of 2019, and at the time of writing this I have been with the company for 3 months now. I currently work as a backend/Java developer. As of now I mainly help maintain and support some of the internal applications. This is my story so far. I come from having nothing my parents came here with nothing, they did so much for me and my brothers and for that I’m beyond grateful I owe all my success to them.