Chris Lamothe

PPL Alum Chris Lamothe

I’ve been a firefighter for 22 years, but I’ve always had other interests, including art and science.  I wouldn’t say I was ever into computers or technology.  I feel like it was something that came after my generation.  But, I guess I am kind of a geek…that’s what they call me at work.  I am always interested in learning.  So, the PPL’s Rhode Coders program came along at the perfect time for me!  I was looking for something I could do in my next career and this was just what I needed.  I think I would describe coding as being at the intersection of science, art and geekiness!  And you don’t need to be a genius mathematician to be a coder.

I’m so thankful for these classes, and Don was a super teacher.  This experience has helped put me on the right track for thinking about and taking the next steps in my life, maybe even getting into teaching myself.

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