So I felt like I had alot stacked against me; Although I was a programmer when I was younger (MUCH younger) I left the field about 25 years ago to own and run a horse training facility. I decided about two years ago that I would like to get back into the field but I am not willing to commit 40 hours a week to a job (I still have a small amount of the business to attend to, so I am available a good 25-30 hours a week. So here I am, taking FCC and a few other classes and did some pair programming and stuff. It was all right, I do a little wordpress so I did that for a nonprofit for free and I got a few gigs on upwork so I could have at least a little relevant experience on my resume. I think my turning point came when I got put on a build-to-learn project with a few other people. We decided that the group would do a MEAN stack application. I didn’t feel confident in an aspects of that but was willing to try. I got assigned to work on the Angular part and so I enrolled in the Angular Class that changed my life! I have reviewed this class and it was awesome! All the other people in my group dropped out so I ended up writing the Mongo/Express/NodeJS part on my own and then when alot of that was established I got a partner who really helped put the icing on the cake. I felt very confident that I could be productive on a project but again I really would not be happy in a large company - I don’t need a career so much as something that engages me and makes me feel like I have an identity. So I got this call out of the blue by a person with a startup who wanted someone to write Angular 4 UI for a python backend. It is a freelance job where I work from home and work my odd hours (sometimes in the morning and sometimes at night.) It really is working great for me! I am writing interesting original code with a great team and I am very happy and learning a lot! I think it took me about a year which I think is pretty fast! Good luck to everyone else - it will happen for you!
Congratulations on landing a job that suits you so well for your current circumstances!
I’m glad all your work and effort paid off
That’s great, man! Congrats!
Awesome, congrats and good luck with the project. I hope someday I’ll also have a reason to write a similar post