From a very young age, I was interested in getting to the bottom of things.
How the world around me works.
During my 36 years I had (and still do) many fields of interest; from woodcraft to astronomy to screenwriting.
Yet as I got older a common thread appeared, that was not only a skill or knowledge: my interest in the truth about the human condition.
We live in a world that the socially-acceptable way almost always takes precedence over what is true, efficient, and moral.
Programming was just one of those interests. I got into it because it was a talent meeting high-paying demand.
However, after more than eight years the modern work environment has grinned down my soul.
After quitting in frustration at my last-ever office job I bought a one-way ticket to Thailand, with a week’s notice. It has been three years since and after more than two years of travel, I have settled in a new country.
During that time I discovered teaching almost by “accident” (I don’t believe in accidents). I realized it can deeply satisfy my need for truth, while still using the strong programming and analytical skills that I gained.
The process I went through in those three years of traveling was like burning off deadwood.
Emotional and mental.
This is how I learned to put together my rebel ideas about what is true, towards the practice of teaching.
In a way, I don’t even care for code as much as I care about finding what holds a person back from realizing their dreams and potential.
Knowing about the learning process and the personal, emotional setbacks it can bring, I feel uniquely suited to offer something no school, course, or bootcamp can.