A short background about myself:
I am 29 years old and I have a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and I am currently working full-time in an automotive company as a mid-level Engineer. My knowledge in softwares / coding is close to zero. I only use MS tools (office, excel) and ERP tools as part of my work doing routine, repetitive tasks.
I am interested in learning to code. I have recently started learning HTML on freeCodeCamp. I am also started learning basics of python on the side. I am not sure if I have started the right way and therefore I would like you all to guide me through this. Some questions where I would appreciate your input.
- Am I too old to start a career transition from Mech > SW dev as I see 20-25 year olds dominating the field?
I must mention that I am very adaptable and I have no issues working for someone younger than me but highly competent. I would like to learn doing new and interesting things.
- Where do I start?
- What do I learn?
- List of things I need to learn
- How do I learn?
- Time required. (if possible)
I have 3 hours of time on workdays and weekends are free. Hopefully, I can transition into software development in a few years time when I am competent enough. Any input from code campers and also from people who have gone through such a transition would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and Have a great week!