Three Years After Finishing, Jorge Silva Jetter Continues His Success
Jorge Silva Jetter began making websites when he was an undergrad at Universidad de Puerto Rico studying psychology. Starting at an early age Jorge was interested in building things:
Jorge learned about Hack Reactor on sites like Hacker News but didn’t know anyone who had gone to Coding Bootcamp:
The choice to go to Coding Bootcamp felt like a big risk to Jorge, but he narrowed his choice to Hack Reactor and App Academy:
Jorge had never been to San Francisco before, but he wanted to move to a big city. He initially lived in Oakland where rent was more affordable and caught BART at the MacArthur station to get to Hack Reactor. Once he started working, he moved to SF.
Jorge connected with lots of other Hack Reactor students. It was an intense time and he chose to focus on this experience exclusively--building his community around Hack Reactor strengthened the value of his time there. Jorge also remembers staff who made the experience exceptional:
Jorge was also blown away by the talks given by Marcus, Hack Reactor’s co-founder and Chief Academic Officer, who designed the Hack Reactor curriculum:
At Hack Reactor Jorge’s thesis project was called CodeFriends, a collaborative code editor that allowed multiple people to come into it at the same time and do things like save files, import from GitHub, have a video chat, messaging and more.
His team of four leveraged what they’d learned during Hack Reactor about Angular, Node, MySQL, and MongoDB to build the editor and all of it was deployed with Docker.
In early 2015 Jorge graduated from Hack Reactor and had two job offers in about two weeks. He began work as a Developer Evangelist:
So he quit. But, amazingly, he reached out to the second of the two job offers, from when he’d finished Hack Reactor six months before and became a Software Engineer at Runnable:
The company was acquired by MuleSoft in 2017 and Jorge was promoted to Senior Software Engineer. At MuleSoft Jorge joined the “On Premises” team to handle projects for clients who want to manage their data in their own space. Jorge continues to expand his DevOps skills: working with Kubernetes, understanding security, networking and more.