I have worked in the mining industry as a heavy duty machinery operator / supervisor for the the past 15 years. A year ago I made the decision to start looking into changing careers, specifically getting into the tech industry. I have always been into computer technology since a very early age. When I was 5 years old, my grandfather brought home a Commodore 64. At that moment, I was hooked.
At the age of 13, I finally got my very own PC, Pentium 75! After being frustrated with windows 95, I decided to install Slackware Linux. A friend of mine had said "this is what Hackers use", and gave me a box of floppy disks. I forgot to mention that I had watched the movie "Hackers" about 50 times by then. 90's internet was like the wild wild west, and for a 15 year old running Linux, I had a lot of fun acquiring free internet dial up for years..
As time passed, I grew up and graduated High school and it was time to find a job to support myself. I started in sales then moved into labouring. At age 21, I had found myself working in the mining industry, traveling around the province building roads with a great company that I stayed with for 13 years.
Which brings us to my current situation. I am still in the mining industry, working full time for a smaller company which has given me the flexibility to start learning about the tech industry once again. I had dabbled with web development before, so I thought that would be a good place to start this journey. I am currently enrolled with Freecodecamp.org, brushing up on my HTML and CSS, a lot sure has changed over the years and I am excited to start coding again.