Jonathan Parra

Product Designer
Hi there πŸ‘‹ I'm Jonathan. I'm an autodidactic creative technologist obsessed with learning and personal development. Co-organizer at Las Vegas UX UI.

Hello from Las Vegas ✨

Love your personal storyΒ ο»Ώβ˜’ο»Ώ which is one of the main reasons I wanted to join your community. Very inspirational. Some background on me:

* CS student that dropped out in my 2nd year to do Marketing.
* Have tried for literally years to learn Programming but it never clicked for me.
* Stuck with Marketing even though I didn't like it (now I see it gave me some really good skills) and tried books, FreeCodeCamp, etc to learn programming with JavaScript. Never made sense to me. Got into Product Design instead a year ago since I've always been more artistic and found my skills in Product are πŸ’―
* Still wanted to learn programming to build my own products so I signed up for Launch School earlier this year learning Ruby and it finally clicked for me!! Hoping to finish the curriculum next year!
* Have my final interview with the C-suite at a Fintech company next week for a Sr. UX Engineer role (no idea how I got this far--thank goodness Launch School focuses on fundamentals) so finally starting to see light at the end of the tunnel!

If anyone here ever comes to town I'd love to connect πŸ™‚
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