33 yo, from no webdev experience to full-stack developer in 4 months thanks to FCC

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Thank you so much for your wake up call, amazing tips

Awesome! Thank you for sharing as I have personally feel like I hit a brick wall recently. This site it really helping me stay focused and reading your message gives me hope I can do it too! Thanks :relaxed:

Thank you, man. I’m 34 years old and your story helps me get motivated. Thanks for giving us hope.

Absolutely amazing!!! And awesome of you to share your experiences and resources as well. Very inspiring and I love your tenacity!!!

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Thank you for sharing your experience and thank you for your motivation. I really missed this.

congratulations for your new job & thanks for sharing resources you used during your journey.
it looks like you really worked very hard.very very motivating

Congrats mate! truly inspiring one!

Congrats and amazing writeup , the first post that i have bookmarked on FCC. :ok_hand:

Thanks for this inspiring story! How far along the FCC curriculum did you finish?

Heya! I completed the first 3 sections, then I proceeded following Brad’s course and building a bunch of personal projects. I only got the 2nd certificate (Js) because one evening I felt like doing some algos. :slightly_smiling_face:

Thanks everyone for the kind comments, I really appreciate them.

Wow amazing story. I want to ask,how hard will it be for me to land a developer job in Germany?I have a bachelors degree in electronics from India. How should I build my portfolio? I am specializing in JavaScript and related frameworks and libraries.

Honestly I have no idea, but questions like yours get asked from time to time by fellow indians on r/cscareerquestionsEU – check the replies in this thread for example, or ask away yourself. Since you happen to have a degree in electronics I’d focus on embedded sw if I were you, afaik Germany has a lot of job opportunities in this field. Good luck!

Congratulations on your job, and thank you for your motivational story!

I was using Duolingo and a couple of grammar books, so all self-taught as usual. The main sprint was during my “vacation” days in August, which I spent home studying it non-stop. It was quite easy for me to get the gist of it since all romance languages are very close.

@apgfcc thanks a lot for sharing. This is useful and inspiring.

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for Sharing man!!! Really cool!!

Greart story.Tell some more about your relationships!

What an amazing and inspiring story! After reading this, I actually feel like I can become a software developer if I just continue going through FCC’s curriculum. I have moments of overthinking, self-doubt, and procrastination, so it’s nice to read this and feel confident and inspired to do this. Thank you so much! And thank you for sharing all of the free resources and starting points. That will truly be helpful too.

  • Take job requirements for what they are: your employer’s wishlist. In particular:
    – “Requires 2 or more years of experience” means “no experience required”. Apply.
    – “Requires degree in CS or related field” means “no CS degree required”. Apply.
    – “We’re looking for mid-senior devs” means “eh, maybe a junior would do too”. Read the 3rd point again, then apply. That’s how I got my job.

This part of your article alone is worth the time reading your inspirational article. Thank you so much. I’m gonna apply for a job now even though I haven’t done 80% of what you’ve done. I’ll let you know the results. Wish me luck :slight_smile: