Hey Brad Crispin, I came across your post on Sebastian Thrun’s twitter account. Just wanted to say thanks for your honest account of your achievements and congratulations on your success.
I found a lot of parallels between your story and my own, especially the part about failing early on and finding success through perseverance and immersion. On top of that, I also became a full-time engineer in my 30s. Although I had previously worked as a Developer and Data Analyst for the majority of my career, it wasn’t until I found Udacity that I learned what it took to be an engineer working for a top-tech company.
I look forward to reading your next article!