Omrika: Software Engineer

 "That initial confusion is what sparked my interest in coding. I didn't get it right away, but I had to figure it out. By the time I built my first small project from start to finish– I was hooked."
“That initial confusion is what sparked my interest in coding. I didn’t get it right away, but I had to figure it out. By the time I first built a small project from start to finish– I knew I had found something I loved.
— Omrika, Software Engineer

Omrika
Software Engineer
NYC Web Development Fellowship Graduate

 

 

What program were you part of? How did you hear about it?

I joined the NYC Web Development Fellowship after hearing about it from one of the previous graduates. At the time I was in college, majoring in Accounting, but I found myself drawn to programming. Once I started learning on my end, it was all I did with my free time. Although I was teaching myself on my own, it was hard to know what I needed to learn. The Fellowship program gave me the structure and support I needed to learn. I didn’t realize what I didn’t know until I had the guidance of the instructors and even the alumni that came back to talk and encourage us throughout the program.

The Fellowship program gave me the structure and support I needed to learn.
— Omrika, Software Engineer

What kind of experience did you have with tech before training with TTP?

I was teaching myself how to program using online resources. I had a friend that I would often see coding and I asked about what they were doing. At first, it looked very intimidating. That initial confusion is what sparked my interest. I wanted to know more. So I started researching on my own and found some free programs online. By the time I first built a small project from start to finish– I knew I had found something I loved.

 

What are you up to today? What are some of your favorite responsibilities in your current role?

Today I’m working as a software engineer for a new start-up called Clark. I'm working with many different technologies and it's super exciting. There's always so much to learn. I love that the work is challenging and I get to try new things. And once the final product is shipped to production, its rewarding to see how I contributed to that.