Bakari Levy, Full Stack Software Developer
Originally from Brooklyn, New York. I went to Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. I was a math major there. Currently, I'm a full-stack software developer.
One thing that I noticed about Ohio is that it seems to be a hub for a lot of other, you know, states and cities that are outside of Ohio. So I have noticed in my personal experience, a lot of people coming from Washington, D.C. I've seen people coming from Chicago, Detroit, all sorts of areas around here. I wasn't really expecting it, expecting downtown Columbus to be pretty similar to home. I think of it as downtown, similar to downtown Brooklyn in many ways.
But, if you're the type of person who you want to be challenged by your work and you want to experience, you know, working in a fast paced environment, but you don't necessarily wanna deal with the certain associations and culture that comes with being in a Silicon Valley, then there are great opportunities here in Ohio. There's something for everyone here. From a technology standpoint as well as a cultural standpoint. I'm a big proponent of encouraging people back home who I know to come and at least go to school out here because it's a different environment.
In Ohio, I found adventure.