Hello, I’m Preston. I currently reside in the Seattle metro area and I am pursuing a job as a Full-Stack Web Developer. I’ve been working in the IT field for about 15 years. My current position is at a Network Operations Center (NOC) for one of the major Fortune 500 companies in the area.

I will be using this platform to track my progress from novice-ish web development skills to landing a job. This blog is primarily just for me. I’m not expecting anybody to actually end up here. I am also doing this so I will have something that I can present when it comes time to start job hunting.

I’ve been casually studying and playing around with making webpages for many years. A majority of my skills are self-taught. However, I have taken a few basic HTML and CSS classes at Bellevue College. I’ve helped friends and family with some simple projects, but I have never accepted a paid gig. So that’s why I say novice-ish. I know enough to build a basic webpage, but that’s about it at the time of writing this as I start this journey. So far it has just been something I do for fun. I really enjoy it though! So, I would like to take the next step and turn it into a career.

I decided to start from the beginning and brush up on all of the beginner fundamentals of creating webpages. I am already comfortable with HTML and CSS, however I think starting over and getting a refresher would be a good idea. This time around I would be learning with a new perspective. Not just something fun to learn, but a potential job skill. I’ll get a good solid foundation and then start building on new skills from there.