Meet Matthew: First Student Blog

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND AND WHAT YOU WERE DOING PRIOR TO ARRAY.

I graduated high school in May of 2017. During my senior year of high school I worked as an intern through Gannett Peak Technical Services doing database entry, more specifically working a small amount with SQL but mainly working on a spreadsheet for companies around Wyoming.

WHAT MADE YOU INTERESTED IN ATTENDING?

I was interested in attending Array after Tighe Fagan introduced me to it. Array seemed fun yet challenging which in my opinion makes it even more fun. I have seen some of the cool projects from the previous class and it quickly sparked my interest that this is what I want to do and I want to approve my skills in this field.

WAS IT A DIFFICULT DECISION FOR YOU TO APPLY? WHAT MADE YOU ULTIMATELY DECIDE TO ATTEND?

The decision to attend Array was not hard to make at all. What made me ultimately decide to attend was help from Tighe and getting a feel for the environment visiting before a meet Array with Tighe and attending a meet Array had strongly persuad me to attend Array.

DID YOU HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH CODING OR DESIGN BEFORE ARRAY?

I did have experience with coding before Array. I attended a two week long bootcamp that Tighe Fagan had taught and then I did the internship through Gannett Peak Technical Services.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO?

I am mostly looking forward to advancing my knowledge with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and the chance to learn different language. Also to learn more back end stuff sparks my interest as well.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS ONCE YOUR GRADUATE FROM ARRAY?

My plans after Array is to apply for a position at Gannett Peak and hopefully get in there. If that doesn’t happen I will be applying at other companies as well as work on different projects.

WHAT’S A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?

A fun fact about me is I graduated a year ahead of my class, and I bowl a lot.