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German Portillo

National Association of Insurance Commissioners
Senior Software Engineer
Kansas City, MO
German Portillo ("Herman") spent the first 15 years of my professional career in Christian Ministry. Having always loved technology (and being complete nerd at heart), in 2014 he enrolled at Centriq Training, a coding boot camp in Kansas City that prepares students to launch a new career in IT.  Four months and many late-night-banging-my-head-against-the-desk sessions, he became a Software Engineer at a local software company. Four years after that, he became  a Sr. Software Engineer at a software company in downtown Kansas City.  He works on a medium-sized team that is rewriting a legacy application into a cloud web application built on the latest technologies available. Solving problems with software has become his passion, which goes hand-in-hand with his passion to help others learn, grow, and blow past all the self-imposed barriers that hold us back.