I’m from Venezuela and i started to code almost a year ago. Started FreeCodeCamp in november (i think) and completed Front End and Back End certifications. I did some freelance job for a few weeks but eventually stopped because college was taking most of my time. Before leaving freelance, i applied to some local web development jobs, but actually i never got called, so i just forgot it.
Like half month ago i received a call from a guy who checked one of the resumes i sent and asked me for an interview the next day. It was completely unexpected and i already had planned to make some freelance in summer (i’m young and i don’t have to work if i want, but Venezuela is going through hard times and i like to help bringing food to home), but i said ‘oh what the hell’ and accepted.
One thing led to another and now i have my first developer job at age 19.
I felt the obligation of making this post because FCC has been a solid path for me to learn JS and other technologies in a deep way. All the nights and hours i spent reading and coding did worth it and i just want to say thank you to FCC