What got you started on the path you are on now?
I graduated college with a degree in Economics because I used to enjoy books by Dan Ariely and Freakonomics. I got to do some really exciting things while studying, even working with the Dalai Lama in the Himalayas. Once I graduated, I quickly found out how much college education doesn’t market well for a job anymore. So, I took odd-jobs while earning tech certifications and learning web development through MERN and ASP.NET.
Once I wanted a way to apply these skills, I came across Games For Love and saw they needed web developers. Once I was on-boarded, I decided it would be more fun to tackle game development and learn how to use Unity since they had a need there as well.
How did you find out about Games For Love and what made you interested in working with them?
I found Games For Love on Angle List looking to join a startup, and frankly, they were the only contacts to reach back out. I had other opportunities lined up at the time, but when the pandemic hit, they were all withdrawn. So, I saw this as a perfect opportunity to use this time to really delve into a work environment where I had fewer strings attached than a typical job, meaning I could learn Unity concepts freely and apply them creatively.