In 2019 I decided to leave the hospitality industry. While I had succeeded and climbed the ladder of professional kitchens I could no longer ignore the growing income disparity, lack of employee rights and proper employment practices, and new restaurants more often being driven by social media influence and sales over quality of food and service.
I decided to attend Juno College after a close friend of mine had completed their program and found employment as a Frontend Developer in Toronto. I also had the opportunity to work in tech startups and found myself interested in the work the developers were doing.
I've always had a fondness and curiosity for the web since I was teenager learning HTML in the early days of the internet. I have always enjoyed programming; I studied computer programming through highschool learning Visual Basic and Java and At The University of Toronto I studied Physics and had courses programming with Python. I've applied my programming knowledge during my studies in various courses and have also had the opportunity to write small bits of code to help my job as a Chef.
With a background in the sciences and a familiarity with programming basics I enrolled in the part time continuing education web dev program at Juno College in November 2018 and was later admitted to their 8-Week immersive program in April 2019.