I graduated in the mid-90’s with a Finance degree with a minor in Computer Science. After graduating from college, I became a Series 7 Licensed Trader for a large financial institution. My director at the time saw that I had a knack for coding, so I was given a rare opportunity to participate in a re-write of a DOS-based trading platform to the first Internet-based online trading web application. I started in the third year of the project which took five years to develop.
I recently had lunch with one of my colleagues from that time, and we were discussing how long it would have taken us to develop that application today. With all the rest APIs available to support trading platforms and the use of no-code and low-code platforms, we agreed that we could complete that same project with all the original functionality and team in less than a month using Microsoft Power Apps.
Today, I build apps for personal tasks as well as I currently develop Power Apps and AI-enabled bots to do everything including: paying my bills, investing in stocks, managing my budget, playing games, and any repetitive task that takes more than 10 minutes of my day.