A Journey into Becoming a System Software Developer


July 28, 2023

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Student Spotlight: Samentha Shelley

Embarking on a Tech Journey

Samentha (Sam) Shelley is a recent graduate of Promineo Tech’s Back End Software Developer program who just landed her first developer role at Nationwide! Not much more than a few months ago, Sam was planning on becoming a nurse until she “took an HTML class for an elective and fell in love with coding.

Offshore Software Development Centers: Sam’s Success Story at Promineo Tech

Sam’s fiancé and some of his friends had previously worked with Nick Suwyn, the founder of Promineo Tech, and suggested that she look into the programs he offered. Based on her research and her friends’ recommendations, she decided to take a chance!

Empowering Telemedicine through Software Development: Sam’s Career Path

Going into the program she expected it “to be challenging but rewarding,” and she got exactly what she expected. Learning to code is not easy; it takes a lot of drive, passion, and practice, but anyone can do it if they are willing to put in the effort. Sam said that her first few weeks in the program were difficult, but she loved how fun it was to learn something completely new. When things got hard she found it extremely beneficial to ask a lot of questions and to turn to Google. In fact, when asked what advice she’d give to future students, Sam said to “be comfortable with looking things up on Google!”.

Full Cycle Software Development: Sam’s Experience at Promineo Tech

“Sam did exactly what we want students to do – ask questions. This is a field with a very broad, and exponentially growing, scope of information; asking questions is essential,” says Nick. “If students are more introverted and don’t want to ask questions during class, that’s okay. Send your instructors and mentors questions via Slack. Whatever you do, don’t just not ask questions”.

Exploring the SIC Code for Software Development: Sam’s Insights

The more questions you ask, the more you learn and understand. The more you understand, the more you are able to create, and that is exactly what Sam’s favorite thing about learning to code was – being able to create something from nothing. In fact, this is what draws a lot of people to software development and keeps their interest. The ability to build and create something new, with limitless boundaries is something found in few places, and coding is one of them.

Cloud Software Development: Sam’s Journey into the World of Coding

When asked about the job search Sam said “it was long and hard, but worth the wait”. Sam graduated in April and spent just over 3 months looking for a job. During that time, Sam applied daily to new jobs, continued practicing what she had learned, built more projects, interviewed a few times, and didn’t lose hope. Sometimes offers come quickly, and sometimes they take time and dedication; there are many variables that play into this and it’s hard to determine what each individual’s job search will be like. Sam did exactly what she needed to and kept pushing through with a positive attitude, and it paid off!

Software Engineer vs. Full Stack Developer: Sam’s Comparative Analysis

From her job search, Sam learned some valuable lessons. When asked what she would share with future students to help them in their searches she said to “look up the companies that you are interviewing at and gather as much information online as you can”.

The Importance of a Software Development Partner: Sam’s Testimonial

When asked what type of person she would recommend taking Promineo Tech’s program, Sam said she’d recommend “anyone wanting to grow in their life and anyone who loves the idea of creating something new and fun”.

Understanding Custom Software Development Cost: Sam’s Insights

Sam is an inspiration to us all at Promineo Tech and to current and future students as well. Congratulations on the new role and good luck! We are excited to see what amazing contributions you bring to technology and the world!

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Interested in changing careers and becoming a software developer? Learn more about Promineo Tech’s programs and how we help students make this transition through affordable, low-risk technology education: Start Your Journey: Exploring Promineo Tech’s Coding Programs for Career Transition

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