Hello! I'm Jon, a Filipino Full Stack software developer based in Sydney, Australia, with over a decade of diversified experience in Banking, Financial Services, and Telecommunications industries. I'm an Amazon Certified Solutions Architect and DevOps Professional and have been working with various cloud services such as Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. I was also employed by top tech and finance companies such as HP, Accenture, Telstra, Macquarie Bank, and News Corp to name a few.
When I'm not in front of the screen, I like to play the piano and guitar but my greatest passion is teaching, as I believe that quality education is the greatest equalizer. Coming from my humble beginnings in the Philippines, I know how hard life can be if you don't have the technical knowledge and skill set needed to have a well-paying job. I am not ashamed to publicly tell you that I was born in the slums of Metro Manila and I didn't excel in my studies. Growing up, we were selling rice, canned goods, poultry supplies and other stuff in our small variety store (also called 'sari-sari' store in Filipino).
But with hard work, determination and unrelenting persistence, I was able to turn my life around and help my family in return. So aside from the technical knowledge that you may learn from my course, I also promote having these life values. Even though I failed so much before in life, I DID NOT QUIT and persisted to further improve my skills and myself too. I was able to work as an IT Professional for almost 4 years in Manila and 3 years in Singapore before migrating here in Australia on my own. The salary that I earned from my IT career is truly life-changing and this is what I want you to have as well!
I am passionate at what I do and I dedicate a lot of my time creating educational courses while juggling a full-time job here in Sydney. I had given IT seminars to different universities and conferences in the Philippines for free and have launched various educational websites as well, using my own money - without any external funding.
Having said all of this, I invite you to check out my courses here in Udemy and kindly let me know how I can further improve my products. Your constructive feedback is a powerful tool not just to help me, but to also help other people who may have been struggling to learn the subject matter.
Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.