July TechSmart Student of the Month
“I am a first generation Danish-American born and raised in Wichita, KS. Growing up, I enjoyed being in the Robotics and Science Olympiad. When it was time for college I was accepted to a Radiology Program. After completing the program I became certified as an X-Ray Technologist and headed out to the work field. Within a few years, I felt that this job would not keep me challenged. I became a CT Technologist (CAT Scans) and again I was satisfied for the moment. After a little more time, I decided I needed to find a career doing something that kept me challenged and excited every day. I came to Centriq with no experience in writing code. Zero! I found my passion, and I am excited to wake up every morning thinking about new possibilities and the nights when I cannot shut off my brain!”
Q: Why did you decide to come to Centriq?
A: Centriq is a four month program. Four months? I can put everything on hold for four months! My husband recommended Centriq after attending a corporate class a few years ago. Centriq offers a great curriculum with many challenges and projects to help us become better developers. I have had no prior experience with writing code or development, however learning these new skills have become easier for me every week. The classes are set up with constant review to help push those hard concepts into our heads so we can code, even when we are sleeping. One of the best things that Centriq has to offer, besides the free coffee, is the amazing staff they have. The instructors are very knowledgeable and always have time for anyone who needs help. The student services department also has a couple of amazing people who help us learn how to network and apply for jobs. All of the staff is friendly and we have a lot of fun. This has helped because the program is tough, but when surrounded by great people, even the hardest tasks can be accomplished.
Q: What class has been your favorite so far?
Q: What do you hope to do after Centriq?
A: After Centriq, I am looking to find a great position with a development team where I can continue honing my skills and learning new languages such as Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, Oracle, and so much more. Coming out of Centriq has ignited a passion in me for all areas of development. I am ready to learn, work, and create new applications!
Q: What other interests do you have?