Hi all! This is my first blog post, and I thought I should dedicate this post to introducing myself and what I hope to do here.
My name is Jordan Vartanian and I am a 2013 graduate of Cornell University. During my Junior/Senior year, I spent much of my free time working at a few internships. One of these experiences had a lasting impression on me. Zagster, a Boston-based startup, introduced me to the start-up world and the role that technology was playing to increase brand awareness and help this small company (at the time) become a well-recognized name. I became passionate about the startup scene–notably the software-development side.
After I graduated, I thought it would be a opportune time to travel and experience different cultures and customs that I never experienced, having been raised in Vermont. I spent 1.5 years in Taiwan working as a contracted English Instructor, as well as attending 3hr/day Mandarin Chinese classes. Living in a tech-centric city like Taipei, Taiwan, I had the opportunity to befriend many foreign-based managers who worked for various tech companies that were also based here (Dell, HP, Asus, Acer). This made me realize, even more, how technology interconnects the world.
I decided that it was time to be a part of this trend, I returned to America and dedicated myself to taking courses, all with the goal of becoming a web developer. I took a few programming courses at Cornell, as well as CS50 and CS75, offered by Harvard, and supplemented that knowledge with Treehouse courses. I would like to post my experiences and any cool new technologies that I encounter as I work to become a web developer. Oh, and there may be some fun travel articles as well!
Thank you for reading and welcome!