Team ft_gcp is building a client that allows S3 to interface with Google, so users can push data to the Google cloud and manage it using Zenko and S3. Team members Alexander Chan, Tom Zhou and Min Kim are just putting the finishing touches on their work.
From Los Angeles, Alexander has a B.S. in Computer Science, but had been working as an accountant. Not finding that especially fulfilling, he decided to go back to tech, and learning to program seemed like a good choice. He happen upon 42 school when browsing the Internet and thought it might be a good choice for him. He started in November. He’s a hackathon veteran – he won 2nd place in a Motorola hackathon.
Tom is from Massachusetts, but was working in the Bay Area, for a biotech company, when he decided to pivot to 42. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. Working at the biotech company doing lab work and data analysis, he was interested in programming, and thought that might be a way that he could have more impact. He had looked at bootcamps, but in addition to being expensive, most also seemed to focus on Web development, which wasn’t what he was looking for. He heard about 42 from a friend, so decided to give it a try, and he loved (and loves) it!
Min came to the U.S. just 6 months ago, from Korea. In Korea, he had been managing a restaurant, prior to which he spent a year in the army. His brother lives here, and told him about 42, so Min went about doing what he needed to do to make it happen. He’s currently a student at two schools: Ohlone Community College, where he studies computer science, and 42, where he’s learning to program.