TL;DR Can I realistically get a developer job/internship out of high school, and if so, what’s the best way to go about it?
So a little over a year ago I decided that my dreams were beginning to call for collection. I was entered in the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair with a couple of friends, doing a project on vulnerabilities in RSA Key encryption. Now at the time, I had never written a line of code in my life, my two friends just entered me in with them because I was a good with projects, organizing, keeping deadlines, etc. We went in the competition fully expecting to sweep the competition, “Who else could do something as complicated as this?” we thought. Needless to say, we got obliterated.
That’s what originally inspired me to learn to code, I wanted to be successful, I didnt want to let life pass me by. Well one year later and here I am. Im very thankful to Free Code Camp and their community for teaching me the ropes and offering their support free of charge.
Now I am at another important point in my life. I am now a high school senior and am slated to graduate in about a month and half. After that I have been accepted to the University of Florida, and start classes in the fall. Although I have received a significant amount on financial aid and scholarships, I really would like to get a job as soon as I can.
Any recommendations on how to go about this, or is it even possible? I’m on track to finish the last Full-Stack project by the time I graduate, as a benchmark of where I’m at.