Ethan is a web developer at The Boston Globe. A little over a year ago, after not finding what he was looking for in college, he began to teach himself how to make a website using HTML/CSS and eventually found himself learning a programming language called Ruby. After about 3 months of this on his own he wanted more, but needed direction and Anchorage, his hometown, was not the place for an up and coming web developer to prosper. After a little research he came across General Assembly, got enrolled and packed his bags for Boston. General Assembly gave him hands on experience with the industry’s newest tech and provide him with an opportunity to build an awesome portfolio, make plenty of connections and an overall feeling of empowerment with a valuable skill. Commitment, desire, and a little leap of faith led him to a job getting paid to do what he loves!