From Practicing Lawyer to Web Developer
There was never a moment when I felt as though I was glossing over a key detail and that aspect of the program gave me the confidence to tackle increasingly difficult problems as the months went by
Launch School was an incredible experience for me that completely changed my life. I was a practicing lawyer when I decided that I needed to get back in touch with my passion for technology, so I found an online program and began relearning web development (I was exposed to coding in high school and college). Unfortunately, the first program I came across was not a mastery-based program and it completely glossed over a variety of details. Within 2 months, it was very evident that I was fooling myself about my level of understanding. I was not able to bend the code to my will, and I ended up becoming incredibly frustrated with my progress and understanding.
So I knew something needed to change. I started researching online and came across Launch School. After taking the free introductory courses, I was immediately convinced that Launch School was the right program for me. I was relearning how to code in order to achieve an intimate knowledge of web development, and Launch School was the obvious choice for accomplishing that goal. Now that I have finished the program, it is funny to look back and reflect on how little I understood about web development while taking the original online course. There were definitely times during the Launch School journey when I felt as though I was not progressing quickly, but that was only because the program dives into such detail about every aspect of web development. There was never a moment when I felt as though I was glossing over a key detail and that aspect of the program gave me the confidence to tackle increasingly difficult problems as the months went by.
Now that the program is over, I can relate to and communicate with all the web developers on my team in a much more productive fashion. I am not a full-time developer now, but the program has helped me infinitely to understand what is going on behind the scenes and what goals are realistic when projecting the future. I am so grateful to have taken the Launch School journey. I highly recommend the course to anybody who is passionate about web development and who enjoys learning at their own pace. Thank you Launch School!