In an effort to recognize those whose contributions make Holberton Tulsa a welcoming, uplifting community, we have created our Student of the Month Program. Students can nominate their fellow peers for going above and beyond in their coursework and support of their fellow classmates. This student upholds Holberton’s values and helps foster an environment conducive to learning and personal/professional growth.
Congratulations to August’s Student of the Month, Isaac Green! Here’s what Isaac had to say about studying at Holberton.
Why choose to learn programming/coding?
Isaac: I chose to become a software engineer to get out of the education field. I was unhappy with the culture, the pay, and the work environment and felt that I deserved and was capable of much better. I felt that with my math background, I would be able to apply problem solving and algorithmic thinking to become a great coder.
Tell us about your program and why you’re excited!
Isaac: I’m in the machine learning program. I’m excited about it because it’s a hugely in-demand field with lots of exciting possibilities. It’s a new enough field that ground-breaking papers and research are being made fairly often, and new applications are popping up more and more. I’m most excited to apply what I know from the curriculum to passion projects.
What is your favorite thing about being a Holberton Student?
Isaac: My favorite thing about being a Holberton Student is the community. The cross-cohort/cross-specialization peer interaction is the greatest thing ever! I learn something every time I come to campus and get to talk to so many different people with different backgrounds and expertise.