After graduating at Massey University with a degree in Computer Science, I found a passion for creating websites and mobile apps. In particular, I found enjoyment in building projects that could directly help other people. I was already interning while studying my final year of Computer Science, so fresh out of university, I immediately landed my first job working in an office as a junior developer. Life was good, right?
After a year, I wanted something more. I wanted to work on projects I was truly passionate about. While I was working in the office, I also worked on personal projects on the side. I developed an app called Late For The Bus that generated a live bus timetable. It was featured in the local news and was noticed by the IT staff at Massey University. They offered me a contract to build an app for one of their internal departments. This opportunity allowed me to kick start my freelance career. I left the salary to become a full time freelancer and ultimately control my own future.