Tyler started programming on the shop floor, automating CNC routers and other computer-controlled manufacturing machines using VB.NET. Before automating himself out of a job, however, Tyler decided to switch careers into full-time software development through Claim Academy's C#/.NET bootcamp. Tyler would like to make a career out of using C# for the web and for industrial applications. For his final project, Tyler rebuilt the Claim Academy online application using ASP.NET and MVC, allowing partial and completed applications from prospective students sync with a SQL server accessible by Claim Academy staff.
Kate began programming with an Intro to CS course taken while attending SLU, but was hesitant to switch to the CompSci major. After years of film production experience, Kate is back to programming again with Claim Academy's C#/.NET bootcamp! Kate's final project was called "Write2Mobi", an online version-control system and user interface for authors, with the added feature of being able to compile and export to the open-source e-book file format MOBI. Built using MVC, C#, and a healthy dose of Web APIs, Kate hopes that other authors can use her project to make publishing less intimidating. She hopes to eventually do more work at the intersection of programming and the Arts.
Rob began his journey towards programming when he decided to begin building websites and managing social media accounts as a freelancer. The limitations of HTML and CSS kept Rob from realizing his vision of becoming a full-fledged application developer, so he enrolled in Claim Academy's C#/.NET bootcamp. 12 weeks later, Rob presented Events-Squared, his own event-management and scheduling application built on ASP.NET, Entity Frameworks, and MVC. He will continue his education in C#, HTML5, CSS, and would like to continue learning more about the world of mobile application development.
Sarah has been interested in game design and data structures for years before deciding to switch careers from the legal field towards programming. After studying databases and information management, she decided that the next step was to learn a programming language and learn about the real-world development process. That's when she found Claim Academy and the C#/.NET bootcamp. Her final project at Claim Academy took data about primate habits that had been gathered by local researchers and added a CRUD (create, read, update, and delete) application on top of an organized and optimized relational database. She's looking forward to working with C# and databases by day and game design by night.
Seth has worked in a variety of industries, from sales to retail to restaurants to technology, and has finally found the field that he loves as a full-stack C#/ .NET developer. For his final project, Seth tackled an interactive game based around teaching patients about CAPD (Continuously Autonomous Peritoneal Dialysis) for GamesMed.com, an educational website promoting health and wellness through gamification. In his future career, Seth would like to be a part of a creative and collaborative develpment environment with a focus on end-user experience.
Florita started her career in meteorology, but quickly gravitated towards the analytical side of the field. Rather than stand in front of a green screen for television audiences, Florita decided to crunch hurricane data for NOAA. This lead to learning the basics of python, which lead her to Claim Academy's more in-depth approach to object-oriented programming in Java. For her final project, she built Roomies.com, an application for finding and matching roommates using Spring and Hibernate to map data from questionnaires and user profiles to a database. She's currently employed at Centene in St. Louis as a Java developer.
David had extensive hardware experience in the audio field, getting into server management and Linux administration from his start in sound. After building an Erlang-based chat server for his friends, Dave decided to give programming a try as a career. He completed his Java Bootcamp experience with Travelocity for Meeting Spaces, an online application that posts and ranks meeting and event spaces by location, price, and availability. Dave is currently employed as a full-time Java Developer with Clearent in Clayton, MO.
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