Right after graduating from Ranken Technical College in 2011, I went to work as a Web Developer at The Net Impact in Chesterfield, MO. After 2 years I moved on to a Web Engineer position at my current company, Integrity.
My experience at Ranken can be described as very positive. Growing up I always had an interest in computers but it wasn’t until the introductory lesson in html during the operating system course that I discovered my passion for programming and the web. In addition to learning various programming languages, one of the greatest skills that I’ve obtained from Ranken was the ability to teach myself. Especially in web development, it’s not uncommon for an issue to arise in a language I’ve never worked in before, but I can trust myself to hit the ground running to reach an effective solution. In the past employers have recognized me for this ability as well my strong work ethic, another characteristic that Ranken emphasizes in its students.
Integrity is a web consultancy located on the Delmar Loop in University City specializing in all things web and general awesomeness. Integrity is extremely unique in that it is a completely flat organization (meaning employees have no bosses) and they hire team members that are passionate and eager to learn, rather than by the amount of experience they have on their resume. This philosophy fosters growth on an individual basis as well as on a team level by allowing each team member to step up and take responsibility on the projects in which they are involved. Integrity primarily works to build awesome things with awesome people who do what they say they're going to do.