Thank you FCC! It worked :)

Thank you FCC! It worked :)

Thanks! The people I work with are great and have families :slight_smile:



I accidentally started my web dev business after volunteer work to do a church website! (just static pages, html + images only). A CEO of a big organization saw my work, sent his VP to fly and meet with me and wife… well, and the rest is history. 19+ years and they’re still my clients today.

Lots of good things can happen with volunteering!


yay that’s so exciting! Congrats! Did you end up taking the local job or the Silicon Valley offer?


Your story motivated me. Thank you :blush:

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Haha, I remember that feeling!

From one teacher-turned-programmer to another: enjoy the new career and the lack of grading, parent phone calls, and parent-teacher interviews!

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Local :slight_smile: I just started at 20 Ideas!!

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There seem to be so many teacher-turned-programmers around here! I think that is even @QuincyLarson’s background!


That’s great, I’m no happy for you and glad you aren’t re-locating!

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Glad to see you back here, Meryem.

Yeah, the story is really inspiring, too!

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Awesome! I am thrilled that you were able to stay in your current city without having to relocate with a newborn.

Go to meetups! Volunteer to work on projects that are over your head!

This is great advice.

Congratulations on your new job. Thank you for sharing your journey so far with us.

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Congrats man!!

Is that


Yup! They’re great! They work in lots of local projects


This has inspire me to continue learning and build more project. Currently Volunteering to build project management system for my Department in the University, My Goal is to get a remote job before the end of the year 2019


Awesome man congratulations, I love hearing these stories of success.

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Congratz man! This is very inspiring for everyone and hearing this motivated me greatly too. I feel happy for you! :smiley:

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This inspire me. Thank you and congratulations. :clap:

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That’s great, congratulations. Inspire me to keep going as well.

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Congratulations, way to go. The number of resume is crazy, but woot woot it all worked out. :+1:

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Yeah, super inspiring! Glad to see you’re back and sticking with it. What are you working on these days?


It’s good to have you with us.

Yes - it’s all about putting yourself out there. This is a high number of applications, but not unusual. It is to some extent a number’s game.

You might enjoy this article by someone from the freeCodeCamp community who applied to nearly 300 jobs and toward the end, got 8 job offers. Really helpful perspective: