Matthew Witt

Matthew Witt

PHP Developer


Roadtrip Nation

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
As far back as I can remember, I loved all things technology: Video Games, Computers, Phones, etc...
Didn't know what I wanted to do with my life, so I jumped from job to job.
Eventually found distribution/logistics management but still wasn't completely satisfied.
Distribution/logistics made me realize, I wanted something more, something else.
Through my family network, was offered an opportunity to learn to program with web technologies.
Worked hard for 10 Months teaching myself how to program.
After 10 mths. self-education, finally learned enough to jump into the tech industry.
Worked my butt off by continuing to learn while working, until I built a career in the tech industry.

Education

High School
Martin Luther King
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
Riverside City College

Career

PHP Developer

I build awesome web applications that solve complex business requirements!

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Business
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

A great day would primarily consist one of these mini accomplishments: 1. Overcoming a major technical roadblock. 2. Learning at least one new programmatic concept, tool, methodology, feature, etc. 3. Helping a co-worker achieve one of the two accomplishments listed above.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Technology is one of the most fluid industries in the world today. A career in this industry demands perpetual self-education. Learning new programming languages, development methodologies, software tools are essential to continued success within this career space.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for middle school students

As early as you can start (as long as you are interested), dive into technology and computers.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Computer Science
graduate
Graduate
Computer Science

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"This is just how life is, you will have to make do with what the world offers you and suck it up"

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Learning Issues
Physical Issues