How I went from zero to graduate school

Almost exactly a year ago, I had never coded before. (We’re not counting when I copied and pasted HTML into my MySpace profile.)

If you were to go back in time and tell me I would be working on my Master’s degree in computer science in just under a year, I certainly wouldn’t have believed you. The idea of graduate school — especially in the computer science field — wasn’t something I was even thinking about. Even as the year went on, I kept finding myself taking moments just to make sure that what I was doing — what I, ME ! — was actually happening.