Send Bryan "Boots" to DevLeague!
I personally donate an enormous portion of my time and personal resources to these initiatives because I’m passionate about Hawaii, the people and inspiring positive change—and now I turn to you, the community, for help. My next task it to take a brief step back from these initiatives to educate myself and expand my skill set.
On August 31, I’ll be one of a few selected students for the next cohort at DevLeague, a programming boot camp based here in Hawaii. The tuition cost is $10,000 and it will give me access to intensive training for three months, 11 hours a day, 6 days a week of essential and in-depth computer programming.
Why you ask? Well over these last three years I’ve seen a common theme within our industry. There aren’t enough people able to build digital products, communicate with developers and articulate the technical side with business professionals. My end goal is to utilize programming tools to build great digital solutions while assist in closing the communication gap between technical minded professionals and business professionals.
Yes, the tuition is $10,000, and yes, I’m reaching here, but I promise, whether your donation is $1 or $10,000, that it will not only go toward my professional development, it will also go directly to building a better Hawaii:
This is why whatever the final total of donations ($10 or $10,000) I promise to personally donate 30% of that total to benefit the local non-profit The Purple Mai’a upon graduation from DevLeague. This non-profit is focused on providing underprivileged Hawaii communities access to technology through education.
I thank you all in advance and appreciate any amount we raise together!
What did I learn you ask? Here is just a brief list of what we covered:
- Terminal commands
- Logic based programming
- Functional programming
- Object Oriented Programming (OOP)
- Asynchronous programming
- Data Structures
- MVC (model view controller)
- MySQL and NoSQL
- Meteor Framework
- Git / GitHub
- CSS / SASS
In addition to all that learning, our cohort participated in 2 major hackathon’s which gave us a grand total of 800+ hours of actual programming within a 3 month window.
Lastly something that I’m very proud about is our final project www.hiviz.io. This has been a goal of mine for a few years now, how to interpret all of the states visitor market data in a way that is dynamic and easy to read. Along with this web application we also created the first API to store Hawaii Visitor data - www.hiviz.io/hawaiivisitors.
In the press :
While the job search is still on and I wish I had an update for you all, I just wanted to thank you again for your support and investment into my future. This is just the beginning of my journey and I have all of you to thank for allowing me this opportunity.
This will be my last update so I just wanted to thank everyone again. The support has been overwhelming and I am forever grateful for the contributions and kind words.
To my Startup Weekend ohana - it has been great serving you over the last few years and look forward to all the future companies that come out of the event.
To my SV ohana - FOR SCIENCE!!!!
To my friends and family - thank you for all the years of support. Love you guys!
This is BraddahBoots signing out ALOHA!!!!!
This is all going towards turning my dreams into a reality and I couldn't be more excited. If you are curious why I decided to launch this fund or just have general questions why I chose DevLeague please feel free to message me or email me.
Mahalo and enjoy this sneak peek into what I have to look forward to!
Bryan, if you post your questions to http://forum.railsonmaui.com, they will get answered, so long as the questions are well structured.