Hello everyone, I’m Michael and I’ve been accepted into the July 3 cohort in NYC. I grew up in Stamford, CT and have always been fascinated by technology.
I graduated from Penn State with a science degree instead of engineering because I hit a rough patch during school and dropped out of the engineering program. In spite of this I still wanted to pursue a career in medical devices and tried networking for a while before coming to the conclusion I needed to further my technical education in order to get a job.
While I’ve always been interested in programming it wasn’t something I pursued seriously until recently, initially because software engineering seemed more “accessible” than other engineering disciplines. I’ve since come to learn a lot of interesting things people are doing with software in the medical space.
Coding with a partner at Jumpstart was a blast; I had no idea coding could be so social before attending! That and everything else I’ve heard about App Academy is why I decided to apply. I’m so glad I got into my first choice of bootcamp.
Fun Fact- I’ve been all over the world. Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia-I’ve been to all of these places.