What Drew Him in
Six years of military service as a system and network admin set Desmond down the tech career path. But after finishing a full stack bootcamp — and realizing he wanted to make programs, not just fix them — the U.S. Navy Veteran was hungry for hands-on experience through Techtonic’s Accelerated Apprenticeship.
Once he wrapped the classroom portion, Desmond jumped onto Techtonic’s dev floor despite being in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. “Being remote allowed me to extend my reach to opportunities I wouldn’t have come across,” he says. “It’s really honed my communication and expanded my professional skill set.”