"Write code that matters..." - Nate Hilpert, Heart Support
I'm a Full Stack Software Engineer with a passion for creativity and making abstract ideas come to life.
Before venturing into Software Engineering, I sang opera professionally,
taught Middle School choir for 4 years, and led several community/church choirs.
All of these professional experiences brought new challenges, allowed the opportunity to learn new skill sets,
and made me realize the best way to communicate and get people involved as a community is through human connection.
While I loved some aspects of teaching music, I found myself sitting down every evening wanting to learn more about web site/app design.
In January 2020, I started to seriously pursue a career shift by studying HTML, CSS, and JS. This preparation led to an acceptance into the Flatiron School in April, and started the program in the middle of May.
The training I received at Flatiron was incredible. The program deconstructed and explained fundamental programming concepts, showing me new ways of writing code.
One month after graduation, I interviewed for and accepted a wonderful opportunity as a frontend developer at the Texas School Safety Center in November 2020.
TxSSC has provided some wonderful challenges which have further solidified my philosophies as a software engineer.
Our school systems are in a tough position right now with regular mass shootings and outdated scenario drills.
While it's easy to become entranced by the blue screen of code, I'm empowered to have the opportunity to write "code that matters" for the public school system.
This mindset has pushed me to become a better developer, constantly continuing to learn and ask questions.
After hours you can find me digesting new coding books, looking for new meetups to discuss software design, and designing new apps/sites for my portfolio and friends.
I love creativity, helping others find their inspiration, seeing things come to life, opera, hiking, running,
reading, music, and the arts. Musical creativity and integrity makes notes on a page come alive.
In a similar way, lines of code bring life to our web browsers and connect all of us together digitally!
Let's connect some time and share ideas!