Instructor: Donald Bull
What Location do you teach at and for how long?
Saguaro in Eloy Arizona
Where are you from originally?
Where did you learn coding?
Self taught, 2U Coding Boot Camp at University of Texas at Austin
What is your favorite thing about coding?
Watching the whole project come together, bit by bit.
What is the hardest thing about coding?
Remembering its okay to go bit by bit if it all works in the end. Often, we rush to the solutions when we come up against a challenge. Programming is arduous in the meticulous care you have to give to the process. The process of coding is algorithmic in that you have to take it step by step. That process can wear on you over time and cause more stress. Organizing your thoughts and balancing your time in a methodical way allows you to manage, in my opinion.
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
The things I truly enjoy most about teaching is sharing the journey with some really cool individuals I’m fortunate to work with. The developers have a drive and determination to succeed even when the odds are stacked against them. Their energy helps me stay focused and maintain perspective. The time working at Persevere getting to know the men I work with at Saguaro has been healing and encouraging. It feels good to wake up to a purpose that is much bigger than yourself.
You can only do all that you can as long as you do all that you can. An oxymoronic way of saying give all of yourself to your endeavors and you can be confident in your efforts.