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Featured Developer Student for September 2018

Featured Developer Student for September 2018

September 7, 2018 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Lindsay Astelford




Coming from a background in research and healthcare, I had pursued a career as a physician because of the meaningful relationships with patients, helping others, while solving problems. In my third year of medical school, I became unhappy with the slow progress of the healthcare system and the dwindling minutes I had to spend with not only each patient, but also my family and friends.

I had been tangentially associated with development through friends in the industry.  Tech seemed like a natural transition for me because it welcomed quick adaptation, continual challenges, and collaboration which are areas where I thrive!


Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: At about the same time I was considering a career change, I had friends who work in development that suggested that I would enjoy coding. After playing around with code for a while, I had the meeting with Russ. I knew of the reputation and success Centriq had with job placement of graduates.  I decided that Centriq was the best route to quickly immerse myself in learning development!

Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
A: So far, I’ve most enjoyed our introduction to MVC. Maybe it was the relief of returning to C# after a brief hiatus while learning Front End, but I appreciated thinking about the moving parts and the potential functionality there.

Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: After Centriq, I hope to find a position where I can work in a space welcome to change and encouraging of growth. I also would like to continue to put myself out there in the tech community through volunteering.

Q: What other hobbies and interests do you have?
A: In my free time, I’m out on a run with my Australian Shepherd, “Riv”, attempting to serve on the tennis courts, playing PC or board games, or watching the latest episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Master Chef with my fiancé, Will.