When I was 18, I wanted to be a programmer, but I didn’t know how to get started. I’m 51 now and was inspired to learn computer science after speaking to a young millionaire who learned to code through YouTube. I took online courses, joined meet-up groups and went to a three-month boot camp called Bitfountain. With the skills I learned, I built PEVO in 2014.
The idea behind PEVO came from seeing domestic violence firsthand, after my best friend lost her life. My app provides information to victims on their rights, the laws around domestic violence and where they can find shelters. The app also helps those in need to communicate through a discrete, untraceable platform.
Right now, I’m trying to find ways to grow my app and get funding. My plan is to include coupons in the app and provide clothing, food and bank accounts for victims.
Alicia’s path to becoming an app creator
>> Became a certified life coach
>> Worked at Atlanta IOS developers group
>> Completed online courses such as Bitfountain
>> Developed her app, PEVO
>> Works as CEO, Purple Evolution
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