Does anyone have any insight/experience in the best way to break into FinTech as a dev?
I am currently learning JS and plan to learn Python next (dabbled with it a bit before).
I like JS as it’s becoming more and more powerful and overall I think it’s useful to know.
Am I right in assuming that Python is more widely used in FinTech though?
What are some things I should be learning and keeping at the forefront in pursuing a career change into a dev role for one of the various FinTech sectors? (I’m shooting for Real Estate FinTech, but honestly there are about a handful or more that I’d be happy with).
- Finance degree
- Insurance/IT Auditing/Digital Marketing Experience
- Have been self-employed in the Internet Marketing field for 7 years
- Licensed real estate agent
- Pretty familiar with higher-level programming concepts.
- Not fully at-ease and comfortable coding yet, but am practicing more to remedy this.
Things I’ve done that are ‘coding related’:
- Migrated websites and setup hosting
- Created child themes for WordPress themes
- Created small widgets/plugins for WordPress
- Tons of HTML/CSS layouts,tweaking, and design work
- Hired programmers to build plugins I designed and tweaked those plugins myself
- Built Excel macros at my corporate job prior to self-employment
- I did a MERN bootcamp as well, learned a lot but it was rushed.
- I think I finally understand React & purpose of Redux. Now need practice.
Anyway, thanks for reading. I’m happy to provide more context and/or specifics.