Trevan has worked as a cybersecurity contractor and IT support for Microsoft Software Engineers since he left the Army. After working alongside software engineers and hearing friends who are developers share their experiences, he decided to shift his career in tech. “Being a programmer essentially allows you to work in almost any industry you want,” he explained. “Although the code may not change, where and who you code for is never stagnant.”
Trevan’s NSS Experience
Trevan chose NSS for several reasons. He liked that NSS’s web development bootcamp is twice as long compared to most bootcamps and costs about the same those programs. He also appreciated that “NSS seemed to care about job placement” and is respected in the Nashville tech community.
As a part of Cohort 30, his favorite part of his six-month experience was learning React. His biggest roadblock was learning programming syntax. “For whatever [reason,] this eluded me for the longest [time],” he shared.
He encourages current students to take time to rest, but continue to code on the weekends. That extra practice will help you solidify the concepts you’re learning.
TechyJobs is his back-end capstone and helps job seekers keep track of leads during their job search. The mobile application lets users track the jobs they have applied to and contact information for recruiters and hiring managers they’re speaking with. He built the app with ASP.NET and C#. The data is managed with a SQL server running on Azure.
Check out all the recent grads on Cohort 30’s class website and hear the graduates share their journey into development and their experience at NSS in their podcasts below.