I decided to pursue development about a year ago. Prior to that, I had no foundation in technology. I was pretty clueless. I didn’t know the difference between Java and JavaScript or if there even was one. To be honest, I wondered why there was a need for so many programming languages. At the time, I was working with a local construction company, where I landed in sales and management after working up from laborer. I frequently found myself dreaming of a different career path, I just wasn’t sure where to go. What I knew for sure was that I was interested in formulating solutions to complex problems.

I heard a lot about the growing tech market and the demand for developers. I spoke to a few programmers to determine if this could be a new career path for me; after every conversation I knew I had to find a way in. I did a quick search on the internet and followed along with tutorials and videos. To my disappointment, I couldn’t put all the pieces into practice. I needed more than a few quick internet sources to really get started.

Initially, I considered going back to the local University and majoring in Computer Science. While preparing to go back to school, a fellow co-worker mentioned a few intensive coding schools around town. I researched two in particular. After attending a demo at Turing School of Software and Design and speaking with a few students and the executive director, I knew this was the place. I applied almost immediately. A few days later I received an acceptance letter. My gut had led me this far, so I went all in.

Turing School was the most strenuous challenge I have ever attempted. After 7 months of intensive software development training, I was released into the wild world of the job hunt. Shortly after, ThreatSim hired three talented female developers and myself, all of us Turing School graduates. At first, I honestly wasn’t sold on the idea of working remotely, but during the interview, I knew that I would be happy at ThreatSim. They offered a place to grow and cultivate alongside the ability to work wherever the internet is readily available. Houston we have landed!

ThreatSim creates a way for users to defend themselves against spear phishing attacks. We power the learning process behind users stoping some of the most malicious cyber threats today. The future at ThreatSim is bright. We have plenty of challenges to face and overcome, as well as, many interesting problems that require exciting technologies. I’m excited to share my journey as I learn and grow as a remote developer! I couldn’t be happier to be a part of the ThreatSim family. Thanks for stopping by!

- I’m Not A Spammer, I Just Phish A Lot!