I've been using computers since I was three years old, I more or less taught myself at that age to use command line to play many of the old dos based adventure games. I guess it just ran in the family as my father, three of my uncles, and my grandfather were all involved in computer technology.
Along side my computer science studies I took a video editing course, graphic design, electronic imaging, and joined my schools photography and robotics clubs. The latter is where I learned most of my C++ and RobotC coding.
After high school I took a bit of a hiatus from programming to pursue game design and video/audio editing. I took up streaming on Twitch and tried to turn a profit making gaming videos on YouTube. Long story short, that plan didn't really work out and now I have found myself working a grocery store barely making more than minimum wage.
During a trip to visit my brother in California I was introduced to the fullstack bootcamp he works for. I was instantly enthralled by the idea and started looking for similar programs back home on the east coast. Enter UNH and their bootcamp program, before I knew it I was signed up and registered for the course.
I have since completed the bootcamp program, and now I am working to master the skills I gained along the way so I can find a new and succesful career in web development.