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The Tale of a Career Transitioner

Hello! My name is Gina Domenique, and I’m a Junior DevOps Engineer who transitioned into tech in 2019, on the cusp of my thirties. I spent most of my early life with my nose in a book (quite a lot of books, actually) with the goal of becoming an English professor. It wasn’t until grad school that I realized academia wasn’t for me, and I dropped out of my PhD program. I emerged, blinking, into the sun with a Master’s degree in English and absolutely no idea what I was going to do with the rest of my life.

I discovered my love of coding while teaching myself web development to create this very blog. After some time, and with the encouragement of some very important people in my life, I took the leap and enrolled in a full-stack web development boot camp called LEARN Academy. After graduation I got a job as a Tech Support Engineer at a startup. The CTO he asked me what my career goals were, and after some thought, I replied honestly that when I grow up I wanna be this guy. He told me that I had a bright future in DevOps, and I’ve been skipping merrily down that path ever since.

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