January 13, 2017

About

My name is Marcos Leiva, and I am an artist and technology enthusiast. When it comes to passions, one of mine is designing and creating webpages and applications. Although I still am quite new to this field, being formerly employed by the Financial Services Industry, I am always thirsty to learn more and further build my skills in Web and Application Development.
My journey has been a self-taught and difficult one, but there is no greater feeling than when you finally crack a line of code that wasn’t working correctly and now is. The frustration and lack of rest are extinguished with the satisfaction of self-accomplishment I reach every time I finally get the code to work. This is why I love doing this.

On a personal level, I am one of three sons to immigrant parents from Lima, Peru and Buenos Aires, Argentina. We grew in the Queens suburban neighborhood of Little Neck, Queens. We didn’t have a lot growing up, but were well taken care of by both my parents who loved us and cared for us very much. Now, a parent myself, I implement what I have learned from my parents, in order to raise my three beautiful kids the right way.

My life journey has led me to Staten Island, NY, where I have been now for the last 4 years. I could not be any happier with my Family, as they are absolutely everything to me. I have a beautiful loving (and very forgiving) wife, who has blessed me with my three amazing kids… John, Steven, and the latest addition Lila (or as we affectionately call her ‘Lila Beans’.
From a professional stand point, I am working in the Telecommunications field as Fiber Optic Network Field Technician, and currently attending the University of Phoenix to complete my BS degree in Information Technology. It was through one of my University classes, that I was introduced to Web Development and I have been obsessed ever since. Probing the Internet for tutorials and code snippets, building many test pages, and staying up late nights. I would love to be able to turn my passion into a lucrative career, but as a ‘newbie’ to this industry and without the 4 year degree to back it, I can only succeed by taking on individual projects, completing them successfully, and in turn build a portfolio that would be my calling card to fellow industry employers.