Meet Rick Hernandez
I always had a passion for the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and I knew I wanted to do something to make a difference in the world. I just didn’t know where to start. I was an immigrant in a new country, grew up in a tough environment, and wasn’t sure how I would make it in Computer Science. Along with these roadblocks, I didn’t learn to code until I was twenty years old and I didn’t do well in college originally. Once I had my moment of clarity and realized that I wouldn’t let anything stop me in pursuing my passion in Computer Science, I began to chase that dream which leads me to where I am today.

I enrolled in as many courses as I could find and made the STEM field my new home. I studied Computer Science and obtained world-class skills in OOP Design, Algorithms and Design, Discrete Structures, Software Engineering, Microarchitectures, Advanced Algorithms, Statistics, Database Systems, and Distributed Systems. But I didn’t stop there.

In order to truly make a difference in the lives of others, I decided to begin to write about and teach what I had learned. I began to teach classes at a local college and created an online coding boot camp, which now has over 500+ graduates. I became a published author, I started my public speaking career, I created a scaffolding framework, became a lead developer, won an award for “Best in Class” Bioinformatics Software, and successfully exited three start-ups.

"I made my dream growing up, into my actual reality!"
I believe that the STEM field goes far beyond my life and skills behind a screen. I want to help others succeed and overcome challenges they may be facing. With the right information and education, I believe that anyone can reach their full potential and make their own dreams a reality. I post each and every piece of content and information with full confidence and ownership. I hold myself accountable to my work and what I share with you, and my hopes for CodeWithIntent are to create a positive, creative, and fun environment for visitors like you.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, giving back to the community, and keeping my mind and body moving through long runs…in fact, I’m currently training for a 50-mile race! I enjoy reading self-development books and finding new opportunities to continue learning and growing. Have questions or want to work together? Don’t hesitate to reach out, I’m always happy to help.

Stay strong,

Rick Hernandez
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