Thanks for sharing your story. Great Job! Have fun in LA, I just left Burbank after 7 fun years, now in Texas and starting my next career in coding. You are an inspiration!
Thats awesome. Thanks and best of luck!
Congratulations! I’m transitioning out of a completely different field (education; I’ve been teaching writing and literature at the college level for 16 years), but I’m going to come in with the same kind of resume gaps as you. It’s encouraging to hear about your success! Best wishes with everything.
Awesome story Johann! I just got a (partly) remote job for a company in SF and I feel you: the struggle is real! I think the hardest part is having faith that you can get work if you keep hustling and making connections.
Btw one thing that I found makes it MUCH easier to get work is to contribute to Open Source and write articles.
This was SO encouraging. Thanks for sharing your story! I was about to give up before reading it
wow, Johann! This is awesome. I just saw this in my inbox and couldn’t believe it was you! I’m so happy for you!! A similar thing happened to me when I was in Boston, and now I’m living in Minneapolis finishing a bootcamp. FreeCodeCamp totally started my love for coding. Best wishes to you! - Vela
Really interested Johann, for me my problem is losing the focus.
I’ll keep on pushing…
Thanks for sharing
Thanks for the encouraging story. Persistence pays! Nice job, and congratulations on your new role.
keep going ot the same way! great job
Glad to see a musician become a developer, keep it up and keep encouraging people like me to keep pushing like you! Many thanks for the encouragement
First thanks for sharing this. It will really help newbie like me.
This was just what I needed to hear today! I’ve taken classes through a community college, though I would give them mixed reviews. I started doing FCC but let it go after a while; however, I plan to take it back up again. And thanks especially for encouraging people to apply for jobs even if they don’t necessarily meet the stated requirements. (In fact, I wonder how many applicants who end up getting those jobs really even had all the ‘required’ education and experience in the first place.)
Real stories like these are the biggest source of inspiration. Thanks for sharing this. And ya congratulations!
Thanks for sharing your story! It’s really a template for success. You decided to become a coder and you did it. I can speak only for myself, but I found myself becoming intimidated by professional coders. At least, by my perception and also my goal of mastering language. Which for me is Python. It wasn’t until I started focusing on what I wanted to accomplish out of the language that I started to feel I was actually making progress. You know how it is, you have game developers, big data, web programmers, machine learning, automation, and on and on. I realized the idea of mastering a language was to general of a goal. So for me, automation is a nice fit to my current career. This allows me to see progress and I can use things I learn in Python to enhance my automation skills. Connecting this to your story. You got focused on becoming a React developer and focused on what a React developer needed to know. Congrats on your success and your engagement! All the best!