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I'm David Nowak

I successfully switched careers into tech by teaching myself how to code. Now I'm on a journey towards financial independence through programming and investing.

PS - The journey hasn’t been easy, but it’s definitely possible!

My Story

Many years ago I had the WORST thought come into my mind. It wasn’t that anything unusual happened. It was just this thing that was slowly building up inside of me, and that I was ignoring. Ignoring it until I couldn’t. I remember it happened several years after I had spent 4 years of my life studying to get a piece of paper (also known as a degree). I had thought to myself…

Is this it??? Is this really what I had worked sooo hard to achieve??

I had let those thoughts sink into my mind for a moment. I realised that I was finally opening myself to what I was ignoring for quite some time. I just didn’t want to work in this career anymore!

And then it HIT me. I… I….I just wasn’t…. happy!! Yes, that was it! I wasn’t happy with my career or life.

My worst fear had come true... I had picked the wrong career! It took me a while before I started accepting these thoughts. When I finally did, my mind began thinking about making a change and if there was a better way forward.

But I was too old! It was too late for me to switch careers. There was no way I could go through university again. It’s impossible!

I let those thoughts sit with me and then I asked myself a better question...

Or is it??? …

Read my full story below!

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My Portfolio

Squid Games: Glass Bridge Challenge Game

Squid Games: Glass Bridge Challenge Game

Inspired by MrBeast's Squid Games YouTube video. I recreated the fun glass bridge challenge game

This game is seriously addicting and absolutely awesome! Are you able to get all the numbers from one platform to the other one at the end of the bridge? Just make sure you don't click on the wrong stepping platform or you'll be in for a unpleasant surprise.

I build this game as quickly as possible and that is exactly how you are meant to play. Can you get to the other side before time runs out?

Star Wars Plot Generator

Star Wars Plot Generator

Are you a Star Wars fan? Curious to find out about some top secret episodes?

Then this Star Wars Plot Generator will blow your mind. It is a cool, fun little app where you can select what user resources (planets or characters) you want in your story and automatically get a randomly generated plot episode!

What are you waiting for? Check out this Star Wars Plot Generator for the awesome UI and some seriously funny episode summaries!

Tic Tac Toe

Tic Tac Toe

Do you have what it takes to beat the computer AI in this fun and classical game of tic tac toe?

Built with a sleek UI, along with great gameplay, you won't want to stop. This game of Tic Tac Toe is guaranteed to entertain and make you smile, especially as you struggle to beat the computer

Are you up for the challenge? Then check it out below!

Most Polluted Cities

Most Polluted Cities

Curious to know where the top 10 most polluted cities currently are in your country?

This app tells you just that for a few, European countries. Within a selected country you'll find out each city's pollution index, which is based off the air quality index (AQI) calculations used in Canada.

While you're also admiring the cool UI design, you might just be surprised by the results.

Facial Image Recognition App

Facial Image Recognition App

Want to see the power of what AI can do? Then check out this fun, little facial recognition app.

It lets you upload any photo, and uses the Clarifai API to detect whether any faces are present. If a face does exist, it will draw a coloured box around it. In addition, this app includes authentication (login/logout capabilities), a backend server created in Node, and stores the data in a PostgreSQL database.

Do you think you can trick the AI? Check out the link below, register and try uploading a photo with a face on it. Will the AI detect it?

FCC Local Weather App

FCC Local Weather App

Curious to know what the weather is like in your local area?

This small weather app uses an open API to retrieve the current weather in your location. This is accomplished by using your geolocation coordinates. Depending on the temperature in your area, the background colour will change much in the same way as a heat map. Now I'm sure you want to know what the weather is like in your area!

Click below and find out! And don't forget to allow location access, or else the app will not work properly!

FCC Random Quote Generator Machine

FCC Random Quote Generator Machine

Are you in need of some inspirational quotes? Then look no further then this app!

This random quote generator machine will provide you with an awesome and motivational quote. What... you don't like it? Well, no worries! You can keep refreshing until you come across that quote that you really like. And when you do find it, you may as well press the twitter button and just tweet it to all of your friends!

Now go and find a new inspirational, or motivational, quote in the link below!


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Portrait of David Nowak. A Frontend Developer and Investor

Hey! Did you enjoy something on my website? Maybe you liked a piece of content that I wrote? Or maybe you just have similar ambitions to me. If you are especially thinking about…

• Switching careers into tech, or wanting to get your first developer job
• Want to learn more about investing, or are interested in joining a high performance trading group
• Have a desire to achieve financial independence, or be location independent

OR also just if you...

• Enjoy traveling and want to build a network of friends from around the world
• Have business aspirations or endeavours

Then I’d love to hear from you!

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