Dev Interview: Rachel Villeda

Can you introduce yourself (name, location, age, etc..)?

My name is Rachel, I’m from Los Angeles, I’m 47 and I’m tired of working at bullshit jobs.

How did you get interested in programming?

I wanted to know how content got put up on the internet and asked google a question.

When did you start learning to code?

I started in 2011, off and on.

Where do you learn new skills?

I started on freecodecamp and then heard about bootcamps. I researched bootcamps and found my way to your videos and now I learn from codingphase.

What do you love the most about programming?

I don’t know yet, at this point I haven’t got into too much of it to have a good answer.

What do you hate about programming?

What I don’t like about programming is trying to set up environments. I am always getting lost.

Are you currently working as a developer?

Not yet, I am still stuck at my crappy job because I haven’t put in the work in programming to level up. Too much situtations keep comming up in my life and I feel like something just won’t allow me to learn and be cofident enough to start looking for a developer job.

What’s your favorite stack or type of applications?

I don’t yet, still unfamilar with most of programming.

What’s a technology or language or skill you wish to learn in the future?

I want to learn php after I am used to html/css and javascript.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

For the first time in my life I can actually answer that. I see myself working as a developer and making passive income.

If you were to go back into time and give yourself an advice to make it easier to learn to code what would you say?

I would say to get my ass to work and start putting in the time and quit wasting time.

What do you think?

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