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Wyncode Developer Success Story: Nick Sellek @ MDLIVE

Wyncode Developer Success Story: Nick Sellek @ MDLIVE

Written by Mario Aguayo on 2nd August 2017, 4:58 PM

Last month one of our co-founders, Juha Mikkola, and director of Hiring Partnerships, Miguel Cruz, stopped by MDLIVE and was greeted by familiar developer faces. MDLIVE has hired 15 Wyncode Developers over the past 3 years and is the leading hiring partner for Wyncode Academy.

MDLIVE is one of the fastest tech startups in South Florida raising $50 million in private equity funding this past year.MDLIVE, with a team of over 200 developers, provides millions of Americans with access to virtual doctor visits; utilizing partnerships with established industry leaders, including Walgreens, Microsoft, and major health systems across the country.

We sat down with one of the Wyncode Developers and caught up with them to share their journey from a student to a developer.

Wyncode Developer Nick Sellek from Cohort 8

Nick Sellek Wyncode Academy C8 Graduate

Hey, Nick! It’s great to catch up with you after graduating Wyncode. So how long have you been working with MDLIVE?

I have been working at MDLive for almost 4 months.

Cool, so what do you do there?

I’m a software engineer, and I am in charge of building out the internal tools that our call center uses to help our clients. 

What were you doing before you joined Wyncode?

I was working at Chipotle down in Miami, and I was going to school for a degree in computer science. It was taking too long and I wanted to learn what I needed to know in order to work. My brother [Sean Sellek] went through the course and I saw how much he was able to learn and build and I knew that this was the right path for me.

What do you enjoy most about programming?

By far I enjoy the problem-solving aspect of programming. Always having to come up with new ways to solve problems, and thinking of ways to improve what has already been created. 

How did Wyncode prepare you to work for MDLIVE?

Wyncode showed me that it’s ok if you don’t know something. There’s always someone there willing to help and work with you to make sure you understand what’s going on. They also prepared me for working in teams with other developers, showing me how to write code that other developers would appreciate and collaborate on a larger project.

What kind of advice can you give someone thinking of becoming a programmer?

Three simple words. “Always be hungry”. You should push yourself to think outside the box. After you solve a problem go back and try it a different way.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Wyncode Developers working with our hiring partners like MDLIVE, reach out to us by email. If you are interested in starting you Wyncode Developer journey click here to learn more.

 

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