29 Jul '13, 2am

Learning to code? @bswinnerton on why he got started with Ruby on Rails & how he keeps his learning going:

Learning to code? @bswinnerton on why he got started with Ruby on Rails & how he keeps his learning going:

Meet Brooks Swinnerton, graduate (and now Teaching Assistant) of General Assembly’s 10-week Back-End Web Development course. We sat down with Brooks to find out what inspired him to learn to code, what he’s done with his new skills, and why he returned to GA to pay it forward. — Emily Lu, General Assembly Name: Brooks Swinnerton (@bswinnerton ) Occupation: Systems Administrator, New York University; Teaching Assistant, General Assembly 1. What inspired you to learn back-end web development? Whenever I ran into a problem or inefficiency, I found myself thinking, “There should be an easier way to do X.” When I couldn’t find a solution, my next thought would be, “I wish I could just create it”. That’s why I decided to learn Ruby on Rails — I wanted the knowledge and power to simplify my life. Now with these skills, I no longer have to “wish” for a solution; I can create it. I...

Full article: http://blog.generalassemb.ly/where-are-they-now-brooks-sw...

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