Hello! My name is Sherezz Grant. I am 29 years old and I was born in Trinidad and Tobago.
My interest in web development began in 2013, where I learned some basic HTML and CSS techniques to customise a WordPress theme for my music website. Then in April of 2017, I decided to take that initial interest further by doing an online course in web development. After realising my strong aptitude for coding through this course and how much fun I was having doing it, I decided this is what I want to do for the rest of my life. This is why I am leaving my career in the oil and gas industry to become a full stack web developer.
I am in love with the fact that as a web developer, I get to solve some of the world’s problems through code. Through coding, I can touch millions of lives and continue to help people in such a huge way, which would be my biggest reward from this career. I love that web development also fulfills my need for job security and my love for travel, allowing me to work with any company or for myself, anywhere in the world, in an office or remotely. And as an avid blogger, I love that I can also give back to the tech community by writing articles for my own website, as well as for Medium, and provide advice on other tech-related forums.
Looking back now, there were always signs that I was meant to be in tech. I was always very computer-savvy, excelled in math, science and IT subjects, loved being creative and solving problems, and always loved working with data and software. I am so ready for this next chapter in my life and look forward to becoming an exceptional web developer.
Program to which I have already been accepted and for which I seek funding:
Full Stack Software Engineering Program at Codeworks.
My Current Competencies:
Back-end: PHP, mySQL, Python
Bootstrap (responsive design)
Web/ Mobile applications
Front-end design and implementation: Websites, Landing Pages, Blogs
My future competencies:
Front-end frameworks: Angular, React, Polymer, Meteor
Back-end frameworks: Node, Express, Koa
Strong work ethic
Willingness to learn from and teach others
Working well under pressure