Meet an Apprentice: Garrett Roberts

Garrett Roberts, Software Development Apprentice

Where I'm From

Let’s just put it out there: I’m not your average software developer. While many have some sort of background in tech — or transferable skills from a former career — I first broke into the industry after getting my degree in religious studies. (So if you want to talk all things theology, I got you.) 

Despite my degree, I realized my passion was actually in writing code and building programs. I had dabbled here and there in self-taught environments, but after completing a full stack bootcamp — and realizing I could actually build anything someone’s excited enough to dream up — I was stoked to work as a software engineer. That realization quickly led to me helping a nonprofit rebuild their website, and soon after, I joined Techtonic’s Accelerated Apprenticeship.  

How I Can Help

The first thing I’d love for you to do: tell me your wildest product dreams. I’ll use my technical know-how, production-level experience, and collaborative skills to bring that product to life. Case in point: a recent project with two teammates resulted in the deployment of a Node.js app that alerts users when they’ve potentially crossed paths with someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19. 

That kind of collaborative, impactful work is what I enjoy. Whether I’m working remotely or on-site, designing full-scale web apps, or honing in on quality assurance, I’m here to enhance your development team and ensure optimal results on your product’s design. 

Skills in My Back Pocket

  • Building Web Applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Web Accessibility
  • JavaScript, ES6 + Design Patterns
  • TypeScript
  • Git + Managing Source Code
  • React 
  • MySQL 
  • Node.js, Express + NPM
  • 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!