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Martavis Parker

Martavis Parker

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Martavis's work combines: Technology, Business, and Problem Solving

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Day In The Life

Front-End Web Developer

I create websites and online experiences.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    South Atlanta High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Computer Science

    South Carolina State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Web and Digital Interface Designers:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Computer Science

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    In high school, a close adult figure was a computer engineer, sparking my interest in computers.

  • 2.

    That interest led to my choice to major in Computer Science.

  • 3.

    Then my first programming class struck me. I knew I wanted to program.

  • 4.

    After graduation, I acquired a job creating desktop programs.

  • 5.

    Moved to another company that taught me more.

  • 6.

    I gained more interest in web development and found a job that allowed me to transition.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    You should stick with a company for a few years first, to get your feet wet.

  • How I responded:

    My negative noise wasn't direct, but environmental. I consistently saw stereotypes and expectations given by neighborhood and surroundings and a high percentage of people in my life had not broken that barrier. It was rare to find someone who excelled. I started thinking about my future more than my present and it shaped how I handled the present to make better decisions to get to where I am now.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • College wasn't going to happen without any assistance. I made sure to make good grades throughout high school and as a Senior, I started applying for scholarships and college in October and worked diligently, ultimately gaining a full ride to school.

  • I tried my best not to associate with violent characters. Although, there were times when I had, I knew through my conscience that it didn't feel right and there was better out there.

  • This was a big deal for me because I always felt pressure, either from myself or unsaid by my family members. I still feel a sense of responsibility but I feel better knowing that I'm following a path to happiness instead of what others want for me.