Surviving COVID-19 and other adventures

Surviving COVID-19 has been a very big struggle for all of us as we know it. I began the last month of March by moving down to Virginia to attend a bootcamp in hopes of furthering my education in computer science and thus enhance my chances of finding a better career as a software developer. I was already a step ahead in the game having already completed a Master of Science Degree in the field of Information Technology. This meant that I had a leg up in terms of background knowledge of how most of these concepts go together, and that this meant simply adding to my skill set thus far. I knew that going into this program I would have to work very hard, as I had already been through a couple of other similar boot camp training programs that did not work out for me in the end. This being the case, I was very reluctant about my decision to attend yet another training program with the fear of going through another failure, yet again. Still my parents insisted that I take advantage of this opportunity given the high rate probability of successful outcomes from this program. Eventually I made the decision to go, knowing that I had nothing else going for me and that this was probably my last shot at ever being able to pursue anything in my field of study. I am very happy that I made the decision to come to Flatiron school. All of my instructors and classmates are super nice, patient, enthusiastic, upbeat, and most of all helpful. I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better fit, and I highly recommend this program to anybody with a strong passion for Software Engineering and is self motivated to move forward in life.

After a week of attending classes on campus, our director Su announced that our on-campus learning would be going remote for an indefinite period of time due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19. This meant that I would have to change my ways of doing things as I would no longer be in a classroom setting, something that I never feared would happen. In the past I had done remote learning sessions, and they went okay for the most part but I didn’t feel that it was quite the same as the traditional in-person learning environment that I was used to and preferred very much over this one. It has been a major adjustment but I have known all along that I was determined to do exactly what I came down here to do.

In efforts to adapt to this so-called new lifestyle of social distancing which is the whole thing that’s brought us to this new remote learning environment, I’ve made every effort possible to try and lift my spirits up and make everybody else happy. In doing so, I typically post rather interesting and sometimes quite comical virtual backgrounds on my zoom calls. The first being the great wall of China, the Country where this virus started from. Here’s some more images…

Here are some of my interests…