Welcome! My name is Joe Tiersma and I'm a front-end web and mobile app developer.
My career journey started in 2017 when I first started learning HTML, CSS, and Python through Codecademy. Later that year I applied to the Grow with Google Scholarship through Udacity. I was selected for the first round and began learning Java and XML.
The first round started in Janurary 2018 and was three months long. It was to evaluate the skill, dedication, and communication among all applicants. I was chosen as part of the top 10% of applicants to move onto the final round of access to the full Nanodegree program. In October 2018 I graduated Udacity with my Nanodegree in Android Basics.
I am an advocate for accessibility in tech and all areas of life. I spent 13 years working with students with autism and have seen the positive impacts that it has had on them. I want to build the tech that helps people of all albility levels and increase awareness of the importance of accessibility in all areas of tech.
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