What I'm working on and towards.

I've been a student at Bellevue College for 6 consecutive quarters. When I started my goal was to get my Certificate of Completion for Project Management, I achieved this. I've been in business operations my entire adult life and decided to move towards another area of business and most employers didn't see my past experience as transferable. Now I'm working on an Informations Systems Software Development Associates Degree and will have this completed in about 4 more quarters. Once I have this I'll find a position that interests me. Then I'll continue on working towards by BS in Computer Science.

A Little About Me

I discovered a love for technology in the last few years. I've owned and operated 6 business's over the last 25 years. Some were a success others a failure, but from these experiences I've learned that I want more than operating a business. It was in my last business that I learned of technology firsthand. I co-founded a technology company with three technologist, my part being operations. From seeing the process of developing a cloud software (SaaS) product I realised I want to have the ablitiy to produce IP myself.

My Goals

silver chalice AAS-T Degree
Goal 1, complete my Information Systems Degree. Spring 2018

The Golden Ring Find a Position
Goal 2, find a position with a firm working on a cloud product.

golden key Computer Science Degree
Goal 3, completing my computer science degree. I'm not sure where yet.

My Last Job

My Last job was so exciting! I co-founded a educational technology company, EdStart Inc. with three other technologists. My part was operations. We developed a real-time k-12 classroom assessment tool named ExitTicket. This was the funnest job I have ever had. I met some of the most amazing people, negotiated with huge insitutions for funding, and ultimately the sale of our IP (product).

Web Developers (*)

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site. About 1 in 7 of web developers were self-employed in 2014. Non-self-employed developers work primarily in the computer systems design and related services industry. The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

The median annual wage for web developers was $64,970 in May 2015. Employment of web developers is projected to grow 27 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand will be driven by the growing popularity of mobile devices and ecommerce.