Hi there, I’m Natasha.
About a year ago, I made a life-changing decision of learning to code. I live in San Francisco, and absolutely LOVE technology and the amazing startup culture in the Bay area. I even co-founded my own startup after living here for only a year (I know, what took me so long!).
After my startup didn’t work out, I asked myself “If there was one thing I could have done to keep my startup from failing, what would it have been?” The answer was a very clear “I wish I knew how to code”.
My startup failed because we only had one engineer who was doing EVERYTHING. We needed more developers, and I couldn’t help out when my startup was in such a big need. I’m learning to code so that next time, I’ll in the trenches coding instead of just standing in the sidelines helpless with my hands tied.
I started by completing the free online Stanford CS106A course and then learned Ruby through RubyLearning.org. I then attended Dev Bootcamp to learn Ruby on Rails, and I’m really excited to announce that I’m now working as a SOFTWARE ENGINEER at MANILLA, continuing to learn Ruby on Rails, Test Driven Development (TDD), Backbone.js, and more.
I’m documenting my learning adventure on this blog. Happy Learning!