Any career advice for 24 yr old non-coder?

I turned 24 today and my 2021 goal is to switch my career to coding (Data Science) but I have zero prior coding experience. I have quit my job because I was not liking the kind of work I was doing and was always fascinated to learn python but never had the courage.

I have taken the #100 Days coding challenge with python and have been following it for 7 days now, but I feel something is missing. I am able to understand python syntax, lists, tups, dictionaries, and other functions but I don’t know where to go ahead. watch video tutorials or just keep practicing coding, also I am unable to think about the structure of a program before coding it. I want to develop a coding problem-solving mindset

Help, anyone?

Hi @itsniteshh!

Welcome to the forum!

Happy birthday!

My advice would be to start building projects away from video tutorial projects. You will learn more by building something on your own and grow more as a programmer.

Also if you want to practice more coding challenges you can visit sites like leetcode and codewars.


Hey Nitesh,

nice to meet you! :wave:

Build projects. Building means doing the hard parts (planning, thinking etc.) on your own, not copying it from other people (= tutorials).

If you don’t know how to plan a software project, search for plan software project on amazon. Go to goodreads to get a brief summary of the book to see if this is what you want. Then buy the best book and learn the fundamentals.

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Advice taken @jwilkins.oboe!
I will start my journey again building projects from these sites.

Also, thank you so much for your wish.

Thank you for the advice @miku86
I Will definitely start working by building tutorials and a special thank you for recommending the “plan software project.”