Meet an Apprentice: Jonas Matlock

Jonas Matlock, Software Development Apprentice

Where I'm From

Think back to 2018, right around the time the Learn to Code meme became popular. That’s when I really jumpstarted my career in technology. I’ve had a lifelong infatuation with the industry, but with former jobs in the construction and hospitality industries, it always felt out of reach. 

That meme, paired with economic changes and my inherent interest in how technology affects the world we live in, made me realize I wanted a software development career — and it wasn’t out of grasp. So I completed a full stack bootcamp and, most recently, Techtonic’s Accelerated Apprenticeship.

How I Can Help

Technology plays such an influential role in shaping the way people see the world and how we communicate with each other, and I’m the guy trying to affect as much change as I can with the tools I have. That’s why I’ve made myself as versatile as possible, gaining education and production-level experience on front-end, back-end, and quality assurance teams.

My work as a foreman, field supervisor, and front desk clerk also makes me an excellent people person. I enjoy adapting to different personalities, whether that’s client-facing or on a diverse team of developers, to ensure we’re communicating effectively and operating efficiently to deliver best-in-class products. 

Of course, I also always apply my pre-existing knowledge to new projects that meet your company’s needs. I’ll even tap into my political science degree, providing a fresh lens on the varying ramifications of new tech. Because it’s always better to be over prepared than under, right?

Skills in My Back Pocket

  • Building Web Applications with HTML, CSS, JavaScript 
  • SCSS/SASS
  • JavaScript
  • JavaScript Design Patterns
  • Git
  • Node.js
  • NPM 
  • MySQL Fundamentals 
  • React + Redux
  • 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

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