It is really motivating to see so many people from different backgrounds chasing their programming developer dreams.
I have been working in IT industry for past 7 years in India with different MNCs. I have played roles of system administrator and now working in devops. I came across FCC and since been motivated to move to a pure developer role. I am thinking of quitting my current job in order to study full time for the web development roles. I am ready to take a pay cut as well.
The main disadvantage I faced in these roles is that , none of the projects have any vision, all they want is their existing systems/applications to keep running. Make whatever side development tools needed to automate your tasks with whatever scripting language and tools like bash/ruby// jenkins/terraform/packer etc.
It is really difficult to change over a profile in IT than to join as a junior developer.
Please suggest , Thanks in advance.