After 5+ years at Raven, an SEO platform for marketers, I had done everything from customer support, affiliate marketing, social media marketing, SEO education, and content marketing.
After I was laid off I took the opportunity to think about what I wanted in a career: I wanted to hurt from how much I was learning every day. I learned marketing was just my side quest and software development was my mission.
After 6 months at Nashville Software School and 7 months at LunarLincoln I was hired back by Raven as a software engineer. (Raven is now a proud product of TapClicks.) It turns out my winding path to software development has served me well. Putting a customer's needs first comes naturally after working at Nashville software companies for more than 8 years.