Hi, i'm Shawn Pitts a web development student at the Startup Institute. Ever since the young age of 14, I knew coding was what I wanted to pursuit full time. During that period in my life I began to try and learn how the internet worked and how languages such as HTML and CSS (barely) powered the internet, but craved more. I enrolled in the Flatiron Schools Pre College web immersive where I learned basic programming such as HTML5, CSS3, and Ruby. I built my first ever web app that prompted the college best fit for the user based off of a survey. This accomplishment lit the bulb in my head, and I never turned back.
Two years following the program, I enrolled in the University Of Alabama to attack my degree in Computer Science. After my first year and thousands of code written, I realized the school was not for me.
Since then I have enrolled in the Startup Institute and am now looking to hop aboard a fast paced startup that challenges me analytically and conceptually.
What is your ideal work environment?
Hey, thanks for asking! My ideal work environment is one that is fast paced but also will take the time to explain and teach me when needed.
What position are you looking to take on?
Currently, I am looking to jump into an internship position. I am looking to return to college to complete my Bachelors degree in Computer Science, BUT if presented with a great opportunity would reconsider.
What do you enjoy doing outside of computers?
I love to go camping, relax with my friends/family and go golfing. One of my most under rated skills people may never expect is my Ping Pong abilities. If you are ever up for the challenge, GAME ON!