We love hearing from Udacians who have discovered and developed their passion for programming. Daniel Wilson, formerly a middle and high school math and science teacher, was able to develop his programming skills with Udacity, and started his new job as a software developer three weeks ago! Congratulations, Daniel!
Daniel shares his story below:
Udacity's project-based structure was incredibly compelling to me. I taught my students HTML markup using the wiki I wrote in the Web Development class. They had tons of fun producing something that they could go home and show their parents on their computers or smartphones, and they were inspired to learn because I was learning simultaneously. They were my team of bug testers, and they just loved trying to break my websites every Monday morning when I would come in with new features to show off.
So here I am, just two weeks into my new job as Software Developer on the Django web team at Concentric Sky in Eugene, Oregon. Just 20 months ago, I had hardly written a line of code. And, what's more, it looks like I'm about to get to work on a project to help kids study remedial math topics! It sure hasn't been easy to do, but it's absolutely possible, and within your power if you love it enough. So good luck!