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People Behind the Project: David Becker

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You told us you want to know more about the people behind your projects. You got it. This is the latest profile in that series.


David Becker



How do you help clients?

I create digital solutions to solve our clients’ problems and to enable and enhance their businesses.

Tell us about your background or training.

I’ve been writing code for seven years now. I never went to college but was lucky enough to attend a high school that offered programming and computer science related classes. After graduating, I enrolled in the DeltaV Code School, a 20-week bootcamp run by NewBoCo that teaches modern web development. That program taught me what I needed to know to begin my career as a developer.

What is your work mantra? 

Go with the flow. Either things work out or they don’t, but either way, my life continues and the world keeps spinning so I try not to worry or stress too much about things.

What are you reading?

I’m not much of a reader in the traditional sense. You won’t often see me with a book because I have aphantasia, which is “the inability to voluntarily create mental images in one’s mind.” In other words, I can’t picture things in my head, so fiction especially has never been an interest of mine. I do, however, love non-fiction and learning new things. I spend a lot of time reading articles, research papers, and encyclopedias on random topics ranging from quantum information to the chemical makeup of silly putty.

Whom do you follow?

I don’t really “follow” anyone. I have enough trouble just remembering to check my text messages and email let alone following and keeping up with someone else. I do occasionally turn to Keith Dahlby when looking for career advice. He was my instructor and co-worker at DeltaV and NewBoCo, and I’ve always valued his opinion on things. 

Where do you see the field going in 1-3 years?

I see the field getting easier in terms of writing actual code and building software because new tools and technologies are always being created. I hope that as the barrier to entry gets lower,  more people get involved in computer science. We live in a very technology-driven world, and all of it had to be programmed by someone. 

Everything on your phone, computer, smart home devices, etc. was created by someone. Hopefully people begin to realize that they can create those things, too. Some people still have the misconception that in order to be a software developer you need to be super smart and know all aspects of computer science and math, but that’s not the case nowadays for a lot of fields. All you need is a desire to learn and a love for puzzles.