Elizabeth Messick

Elizabeth Messick

Front-End Web Developer


West Hollywood, CA USA

Web development is hard, tedious, and will make you feel stupid, but keep doing it because everyone feels this way!


My road in life has taken me all over.
I was a poor magician / musician taking a bunch of side gigs to barley scrape by.
I looked into changing my career path completely.
I discovered coding bootcamps and signed up for one.
I did 40 hours or prerequisite courses.
I was in the bootcamp for 12 weeks straight at 70 hours a week and cried 19 times. I wanted to quit every single day.
I graduated bootcamp and was left with a $23k loan and no job. Now comes the job hunt.
I found a job and now I'm struggling to show my worth every day.
I feel comfortable with where I'm at and am ready and willing to learn every day.


High School
Fountain Valley High School
Communication Studies
California State University, Long
Full-Stack Web Development
General Assembly


Front-End Web Developer

I build the front-end of financial apps

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

I receive bugs and I fix them. They could be anywhere from CSS bugs (like fixing the padding of an input box) or functional bugs (figuring out why a button doesn't work).

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Research research research!!! Research your school and what their benefits are. Research different companies and see what jobs are opening up.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Communication Studies
Full-Stack Web Development


The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Web Development is hard, tedious, and will make you feel stupid. It's not for everyone. "

Challenges I Overcame