After 10 years in Parish ministry and 23 years as an Air Force chaplain, Kevin Lockett of Web Development Cohort 52 retired and moved from D.C. to the hills of Tennessee. “I decided I wasn’t ready for the rocking chair yet,” he shares in his podcast. When the Air Force sent Kevin to study information technology for a year, he discovered a passion for tech and most importantly, coding! “So now I'm off my rocker,” he laughs. “I'm pursuing a new passion of coding and web development. Except when my sweet new granddaughter Olivia comes to visit. Then it's back to the rocker. Some say I rock.”
What was your favorite part of your NSS experience?
“I loved the fact that people from various experiences, stages in life, and so many other differences came together to form a cohesive group and worked and learned so effectively together. All my education and experience -- a bachelor's degree and three masters -- I have never had fun doing a group project until this course. At NSS, regardless of prior experience or knowledge, everyone was there to learn and everyone was there to push themselves to the finish, all the while refusing to leave a teammate behind. It was a learning and working community at its finest!”
What was your favorite capstone project and what about it made it your favorite?
What advice would you give to current or incoming NSS Web Development students?
“Come ready to learn from failure and don't be afraid to ask questions!”
Since acquiring his new skills in full-stack development, Kevin is ready for his first job as a web developer! Connect with Kevin on his LinkedIn profile and get to know more about his background experience and capstone projects when you listen to his podcast below!
Meet more of the graduates from Web Development Cohort C52 by visiting their class website!