I am a self-taught MEAN full stack developer. My pursuit in programming began when I built my first computer back in 2011. Computer programming initially caught my interest, because the idea of creating something with just simple text amazed me. I started to learn the basics through Free Code Camp. I was hooked immediately and wanted to improve, so I started to use multiple websites such as TreeHouse, and Code School. I have been programming for a year now, and I try to apply it to my everyday life. I volunteer as a youth volleyball coach, and recently I developed a program to help set up my lineups and rotation for the athletes. Learning new languages and frameworks makes me feel like a child opening presents on Christmas. This feeling of joy comes from playing with all the new tools they have to offer, and being able to make a more complex problem in a much simpler way. My goal is to take my passion for programming and make a career out of it.