Meet an Apprentice: Desmond Rogers

Desmond Rogers, Software Development Apprentice

Where I'm From

A born-and-raised Texan, I always had an interest in technology and constantly found myself tinkering with and troubleshooting programs. It’s why I spent my six years of military service as a system and network administrator. 

But it wasn’t until recently, when I was asked to develop a website, that I finally did a job that didn’t feel like work. I quickly realized I wanted to make programs — not just fix them. Ready to immerse myself in the craft of software development, I signed up for and completed a full stack bootcamp and Techtonic’s Accelerated Apprenticeship.

How I Can Help

I consider myself a generalist — flexible and well-rounded enough to produce strong results on whatever development needs you have. My affinity for aesthetics makes me an ideal front-end developer, whereas the methodical requirements of back-end work let me dig into the nitty-gritty functionality I enjoy creating.

Regardless of which gap you need me to fill, taking a client’s idea and molding it into technology with the tools and production-level experience I have — that’s the challenging work I dedicate myself to delivering. 

Plus, this industry is all about continuous education and collaboration — skills I’ve honed throughout my career. Effectively communicating with clients and being open to a melting pot of input is what’s going to create high-quality products. I have all of the above, and when paired with my discipline and dexterity in tech, am ready to exceed your expectations. 

Skills in My Back Pocket

  • Building Web Applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Python Core Language
  • JavaScript, ES6 + Design Patterns
  • Git + Managing Source Code
  • React 
  • MySQL + MongoDB (NoSQL)
  • Node.js, Express + NPM
  • Mocha
  • JIRA + Agile Methodologies

Follow in My Footsteps

Techtonic's Software Development Apprenticeship Program was exactly what I needed to help transition my career and change my life. If you want to do the same, here's everything you need to know about becoming an Apprentice — and the low-down on how to apply

Contact Us!

If you're interested in learning more about Techtonic please Contact Us today! Techtonic is the premier partner for developing onshore, commercial-grade software. We've also developed a unique method to simultaneously close the talent gap that exists within technology, by tapping into a new and highly diverse workforce. Our model is pioneering the way clients develop and hire top talent, and we'd love to work with you!