- My name is Shelley McIntyre.
- My pronouns are She/Her.
- I am new to coding, but I am excited to learn!
I was born on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean and grew up in NY. Though I moved to America when I was a baby, my ties to my birth country remain strong. One of the ways I get to show my love for my birthplace is through the 501c3 charity DARDA (Dominica-American Relief & Development Association) that coordinates and provides relief to the island.
I became interested in web development after an ill-fated attempt to become a nail polish blogger. While working on the blog, I realized that I was more excited about designing the website than I was about creating the content. My first attempts at dabbling in HTML for the blog sparked an interest that continues to this day. I knew that with the right tools as a developer, I could forge a new career path and simultaneously utilize my skills to help DARDA improve and expand its fundraising efforts online.
I love to travel, curl up with a good book or cower under the blanket while watching a scary movie. I also enjoy musicals and classic films with sappy love stories. (I’m a sucker for a tearjerker!). One of my latest interests is in paper planners. While I know it seems contradictory that I would be interested in web development while still using a paper planner, I have found that in the hi-tech world of today, the simplicity of writing on paper provides a welcome respite from hours in front of a computer screen. This dichotomy of hi-tech versus old-world systems has become a niche industry with a rapidly growing fanbase.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”— Dr. Maya Angelou
As stated by the late Maya Angelou, my mission for this coding program is not merely to survive it but to thrive within it! I hope to be able to take my new coding skills to great heights and use them to inspire and enrich the things about which I am passionate.