Colin Regan | Economics
From: Los Angeles, Northern California
Pomona Days: Class of 2009 | Economics
Current Employment: Director of Technology @ Sidebench
- Developer @ Sidebench (2014 to 2017)
- iOS Developer @ LUA Technologies (2013 to 2014)
- Founder @ RedCup (2010 to 2013)
I graduated at the bottom of the financial crisis, an econ major planning to go into finance. Stressful at the time, but in retrospect, feels like I dodged a bullet. Taught myself how to code, started building fun personal projects, started freelancing for my friend's fledgling consulting agency (Sidebench, founded by Kevin Yamazaki PO'10), moved to NY after getting accepted into Recurse Center, took my first programming job at a tech startup, moved to SF to work at a sports tech startup, returned to LA to rejoin Sidebench just in time for them to hit the Inc. 500.
Advice: if you're not passionate about what you're doing, cut your losses and try something new. Keep at it until something clicks.