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Featured Developer Student for November 2019

Featured Developer Student for November 2019

November 8, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Jacob and Nicholas brokaw

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For the first time at Centriq, we have a set of twins that have both been chosen to be our featured student! Though they may be similar in appearance, both Jacob and Nicholas have their own unique sets of skills, and both decided to come to Centriq for their own reasons. Congratulations to you both!

BIO

Jacob: In short, I’m a recent high school graduate, tech enthusiast who loves trying new things, and a business-minded person. I became interested in technology ever since I got a PlayStation 2, but that interest grew when I read a biography of Steve Jobs. In the coming years I made friends who shared similar interests, that led to the founding of a tiny tech company. During my high school years, I dove into the world of software and web development, mainly focusing on fun user experiences.

Nicholas: I am a recent high school graduate who is excited by the opportunity to learn more about technology. My interest in technology as a whole grew exponentially when my high school offered a class for repairing Chromebooks, and in that class, I learned even more about business and project management. These topics are my favorites to learn and apply throughout my everyday life, and in doing so, I started a small software company.

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Featured STL Networking Student for October 2019

Featured STL Networking Student for October 2019

October 18, 2019 in Featured Students / by Christina Parker

Johnny Hammers

Bio

I’ve spent majority of my working life in the restaurant business while having a little over five years in the middle of that in Law Enforcement. I enjoy playing in sand volleyball leagues with my son, and doing whatever my little girl wants to do. I also play on the computer at home— a lot— doing various things.

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Featured Networking Student for October 2019

Featured Networking Student for October 2019

October 11, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Jimmy Snider


Bio

I’m Jimmy, a carpenter of 10 years. I have been interested in technology since I can remember. From my first RC car, to the first time I ever dialed-up the internet on a 56k connection, to the first time I played NES with my sister. I’m a hands-on type person who likes to build things whether it be a house, a custom computer, or a hovercraft made from a vacuum cleaner, plywood, and a couple rolls of duct-tape.

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Featured Developer Student for October 2019

Featured Developer Student for October 2019

October 4, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Tasha Lesmeister

BIO

I grew up on a farm in a small town called Montrose, MO where I helped with farm chores. In 2016 I enrolled in the IT Systems and Security Administration track through Centriq where I graduated and obtained my CompTIA A+, Security+, and MTA; Networking Fundamentals. With this training, I moved to TX where I performed many different IT roles including Helpdesk, IOC, & NOC. I then moved back to KC June 2019 and decided to pursue Centriq’s Full Stack Web Development Program.

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Featured STL Networking Student for September 2019

Featured STL Networking Student for September 2019

September 20, 2019 in Featured Students / by Christina Parker

JARED STEVENS

Bio

When I was 8 or 9 years old my dad brought home our first family computer, an IBM 186. I had to learn DOS just to play Everquest which at the time was a glorified paper game. Ever since I’ve been in love with technology. It didn’t help that my family were and still are big SciFi nerds. I took that love of tech to the Navy with me becoming an Aircraft Electrician, I was really into planes at the time. I spent 13 years in the Navy learning and working on a plethora of aircraft and electronics, rather rapidly I was put in charge of ever-increasing levels of responsibility. After an injury I left the Navy and started my journey into more interesting technologies.

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Featured Networking Student for September 2019

Featured Networking Student for September 2019

September 13, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Al Canole


Bio

For the past 5 years I have been working in the service industry as a bartender and server. Out of high school I went to Missouri State University for 1 year and continued my education at Maple Woods Community College the next year. Although I enjoy my current profession, I feel that I am ready to start a career in a field that I have passion for. I have always had an interest in IT and finally decided to pursue that interest here at Centriq.

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Featured Developer Student for September 2019

Featured Developer Student for September 2019

September 6, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

ALYSHA WILLIAMS

BIO

For the last five and a half years I worked as an Integrated Health Specialist, which is like a social worker. Back at the end of January, I found a coding book at Aldi that used Berkeley’s drag and drop coding system SNAP! I enjoyed learning to use that program and wanted to learn how to write the actual code, not just drag and drop code.

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Featured Networking Student for August 2019

Featured Networking Student for August 2019

August 9, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Heidi Hintenach


Bio

Heidi Hintenach is the Help Desk Manager for Dialectic Engineering and a Platoon Sergeant for 135th Signal Company.  She grew up in the panhandle of Oklahoma.  Heidi began her IT journey back in 2007 when she enlisted in the US Army as a Signal Support Specialist.  Her and her family reside in Lees Summit, MO.

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Featured Developer Student for August 2019

Featured Developer Student for August 2019

August 2, 2019 in Featured Students / by Dayna Schroeder

Jason Smith

BIO

I grew up in St. Joseph, MO where I attended Missouri Western State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  While attending school, I worked part-time at the local casino as a table games dealer. After graduating, I continued working in the casino industry in various, different roles and departments including accounting, surveillance management and now internal audit. I’ve been married for the past 16 years to my wife Adrian and I have two young, beautiful daughters: Bailey (age 10) and Parker (age 8).

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