From Immigrant Prisoner to Stateless Software Engineer: Simon’s Journey
“Sometimes beauty emerges from the most difficult experiences,” says Simon, as he stares towards the horizon that hides behind the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Now in his late-thirties, Simon is about to embark on a journey that seemed unreachable just a year ago. In April Simon will start his job as a software engineer with one of the leading tech hubs in the world. However, unlike the ordinary software engineer, Simon acquired his computer coding education inside a prison classroom, behind bars.