Switching Locations and Career After Winning a Grammy
As documented by Jorge Barboza
Well, not many people know that I am a Grammy Award winner! I got the Latin Grammy in 2007 in the Best Short Form Video Category. I was one of the producers of the video ‘Ven A Mi Casa Esta Navidad’. I’m from Venezuela, where I worked as a software developer, although I had some experience as a video editor and producer. I started off as a video editor and producer back in Venezuela, where I started my own company. Since people in Venezuela didn’t have access to good quality video content, that was a need I could fill. I did some videos in the United States, which allowed me to get a PR under the clause of being a resident with special abilities, so I moved to the United States 14 years ago in 2008 with my wife and my one son, who at the time was two years old. I had to start from scratch in terms of a career.
The first two years were hard, as no work could be found. So I realized I had to enter the IT sector. In 2011, I got my first job here in the United States as a software developer with a company. I worked there till 2015, then joined Nikki Beach Worldwide in 2015, where I worked for seven years as a web developer and later as an information technology manager. Over the years, I fell in love with what I was doing.
Last year, while working with Nikki Beach Worldwide, I started looking toward forwarding my career. I saw the whole technology sector taking a new direction, and cloud computing was at the center of it. I knew there were ample opportunities in cloud computing, so I wanted to learn this new technology to advance my career and change my domain from IT manager to cloud computing engineer. Since I didn’t have a formal education in this area, I decided to take a professional course, Simplilearn’s Cloud Computing Bootcamp with Caltech CTME.
Simplilearn Helped Me Transition to a Career in Cloud Computing
My overall experience was amazing. The AWS classes were really helpful. The instructor who taught the module was very knowledgeable and presented technology in a very simple manner, making it easy to understand even if you didn’t have a background in the subject matter. Also, he gave us insights into how AWS is used professionally. The Azure classes were also very helpful for me.
The course interface was very helpful, and I really enjoyed the live sessions. I still have one year of access to the recorded sessions, so I can go back and watch the videos while I am establishing myself as a cloud engineer, which is a new experience for me.