Robby graduated from USF with a degree in business management and went on to doing sales/recruiting in Tampa for a few years after. That road ultimately led him to working in IT recruitment for a local company in Tampa. Within this position, he was able to learn about the diverse backgrounds that many IT professionals had. He really wasn't enjoying his work life in the recruiting industry and figured it was time to jump to something else. This inspired Robby to start looking into different avenues to begin his own career in IT. He stumbled upon the idea of code school when he interviewed a few developers from The Iron Yard who were interviewing for the junior roles that his company had available. He was really impressed by their experience so he decided to attend Demo Day. Demo day was the day that sealed Robby's decision to become a part of the next cohort. He thought the support and turnout that this event had was amazing. The next week he called, applied, got accepted, and quit his job. He started in Cohort 8 (The Ocho) the next Monday and has not looked back since.
"Jumping into the world of software development has opened numerous opportunities for myself and other members of my cohort. It has been a fun journey and can't wait to see where else it takes me." -Robby Bourne