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Student Story: Astrophysicist, NASA intern, + Maker: Cece Hedrick

We would like to introduce you to one of our students, Cece Hedrick. Cece is participating in the 10 week web developer training program hosted by First National Bank.

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Why did you join Interface School?

“I was researching web development opportunities in Omaha, looking for the right environment to take my development skills to the next level. I was devouring java script tutorials by myself, but more than anything I wanted to be a part of a community of people excited about web development. That’s when I discovered Interface School. My perfect environment is the right mixture of intensity, passion, and diversity. I had a hunch that the Interface School would support that perfect mixture, and I was right.”

What have been the most inspiring and challenging aspects of the 10 week program?

“Learning and practicing agile development has been the most trilling and challenging part of the program. Mastering git has also been a big challenge. I’ve always wanted to have a Git Hub or Bit Bucket portfolio full sweet code collaborations. Super awesome developers are git masters ready to collaborate and contribute anytime anywhere. Soon I’ll have skills to join them.”

What have you learned about yourself so far during the 10 week program?

“I have discovered that writing code all day is awesome. It is really empowering to have the skills to be the mastermind behind technology. I also learned that I want to be a super developer. I want to be forefront of all thing related to the web and to code.”

What are your career aspirations?

“I would really like a career in web development, especially UI/UX development and design. I once read UX described as curiosity meets passion meet empathy. Those traits are some of my greatest strengths. I question everything and I love to play devil’s advocate. I like to code with care and love. I’m also ridiculously passionate about designing usability tests.”

What is a hobby or talent of yours others may not know about?

“I like to perform improvisational comedy. It is an awesome way to be creative, goofy, and collaborative. I used to be an astrophysicist so I have publications about super massive black holes. I was intern on NASA mars mission.
I’m also a maker. Some of my recent projects include making a workplace radio that demonstrated civility and making backyard telescopes easier to use.”