I first began developing websites on GeoCities over AOL dialup. I first got paid to build a web application in 2000. It was a survey to gauge resident's preferences on various urban planning techniques. The results of each survey were automatically emailed to the project owner. In 2003, I developed a database driven website that cataloged every mile of bicycle trails in the Chicago area. The site was an early adopter of AJAX which had recently been popularized by Google Maps. Anytime I ran into a barrier of what could be done, I eagerly learned the basics of a new programming language and devised new solutions for my applications. I then studied up on the more advanced topics of the language and made a goal to get certified in it. I have kept this pattern of professional development to this day.
Certifications are a way to set apart the people who really want to show that they believe in continuing education. Let's face it... being a really good developer is really all about learning!
Spanish Language Certifications
|Certificate Name||Issuing Authority|
|Spanish as a Second Language Certificate||Harper College, Palatine Illinois|
|Certificate in Basic Spanish||Universidad Politecnica de Valencia through edX|
|Duolingo Spanish Fluency: Advanced (Estimated)||Duolingo, Inc.|