I was an art teacher from central-southeastern Ohio who stepped out of her comfort zone into a software development apprenticeship at the Software Craftsmanship Guild in Akron, Ohio. For the past 16 years, I’ve been raising babies. Now I’m about to learn to write code.

I spend 60 to 70 hours per week writing Java programs. On the weekends, I go home to see my family. In a few weeks, I start the job hunting process.

I have an incredibly supportive, albeit slightly puzzled husband, and three teenage boys. I also have a beautiful Australian Shepherd named Indi who doesn’t understand why I’m not home much anymore. She pouts when I get ready to drive back to Akron.


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  1. Hi I’ve read every word you wrote here and you actually summed up the reason I’m commenting better than I can with this paragraph you wrote;

    “I remember a few months ago when I was so hungry to know what this bootcamp experience would be like. I gobbled up articles, reviews, blog postings, and whatever I could find about how people handled it, and most importantly, if I could find someone like me who did it and made it through in one piece. Of course, there were, and this is why I am writing about my experience.”

    I’m currently considering attending the Software Craftsmanship Guild that you did and was wondering if you had some time to answer a few of my questions about it.

    I would appreciate it so much!

    Hope to hear from you,
    Brian Cerasuolo

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