Greater Sum Alumni
Wesley is transitioning into a career in software development from a career as a professional poker player. After spending time learning on his own, he’s now at Greater Sum to learn, not just coding, but also how to be a professional in the industry. Using the analytical skills developed through nine years of playing poker professionally and the ideals taught by Greater Sum, Wesley is excited to be on the path to becoming a software craftsman.
After co-founding a digital marketing company, Adam began teaching himself computer science and programming as a means to begin automating many of the processes involved in building and running his business. He soon realized that programming was something that he was truly passionate about, and committed himself full-time to transitioning into this new career. As someone who is dedicated to becoming a true software craftsman, Greater Sum is a place where his passions for learning and solving problems can flourish.
Previously, Chelsea worked as a scientific researcher and personal trainer. She began coding as hobby, out of curiosity more than anything else. Chelsea quickly became hooked and spent large chunks of time delving into various projects. After learning part time for several months, she decided a career in software development was the next step.
After careers in construction, laboratory technology and as a support analyst Mark was looking for a career where he could use his love of learning, problem solving and building. All these things make his passion for software development a natural fit. After taking a leap and attending The Iron Yard Academy front end developer program he was hooked by coding/software developing. Always looking for ways to grow as a developer he has had freelance jobs to internships. Mark is excited at being a software apprentice at Greater Sum because of the opportunity it presents to become a true professional in software development.
Peter saw the first glimpses of coding through his high school programing class. He would go on to other jobs that would require learning VBA to build Microsoft Excel reports. He became a business analyst for three and a half years at Cinemassive managing the SQL database and building reports from it. He would dabble in small programming projects until he found himself becoming part of Greater Sum. He now looks forward becoming a better software developer.
Reagan found his passion for programming while he was attending college as a physics major. After taking a couple of software development classes, Reagan quickly realized that software development was the career he wanted to pursue and finished his BA in Computer Science. After college, Reagan wanted to hone his skills further. Greater Sum provides an atmosphere of learning that he finds invaluable on his quest to become a Master Software Craftsman.
With a career as a telecommunications technician, Danielle has always felt more comfortable in technical environments. After passing the COMPTIA A+ and Network+ exams, she knew she wanted a computer related profession. She relocated to Atlanta from New York and made the leap to programming by attending the full stack boot camp offered by DigitalCrafts. After boot camp and before being accepted into the apprenticeship, she was a freelance developer. She considers herself fortunate to be able to learn and grow everyday with people dedicated to software craftsmanship.
Peter has been a builder of things for a long time. His professional experience building things began with building hotrods in a restoration shop. This led to a career working on cars as a painter and automotive technician. This grew into operations management and now Peter brings his analytical skills and team building experience to the web development arena. Having early experience with apprenticeship roles, Peter sees tremendous value in the application of craftsmanship to the practice of computer programming.
After working for several years in the hospitality industry, Leah decided to change careers after starting a family. Originally desiring a degree in mathematics, she made the decision to pursue software development after finding encouragement from her brother, who is also a developer. After taking some introductory level courses, Leah fell in love with solving problems, writing code and team collaboration. She took a Full-Stack code immersion course and afterwards went on to discover Greater Sum. Leah loves that she is gaining real world experience and is able to work within a team. She is most excited about learning best practices, Agile development, and becoming a professional in the industry.