I would like to let everyone know that it is totally possible to get a job as a developer even when you don’t have College or any prior experience. Now I will say after about a month or two of freecodecamp I started freelancing on upwork and just took super simple jobs but that was enough experience for a company to want to hire me… I also used to work on Shopify and Weebly websites for my own personal use but with a builder not coding them. So I was able to tell my employer now that I have built websites before.
About the job:
My job as a developer is actually really easy, especially after freecodecamp. I work on WordPress platform having no prior experience on WordPress one day to learn how to work WordPress better but after that I got the hang of it. Most of my job, I’m not actually coding I’m using Wordpress’s Beaver Builder program to create the website. Then if there’s little tweaks that the company once changed I will go into the code and edit certain things.
The company I work for is a pretty small company and I am their main it guy overall, I have my own office, the environment is pretty laid back and I make great money compared to previous jobs! Doing freecodecamp is totally worth it and it is very possible to get a job even without College or much experience. I would definitely advise anyone to keep going with freecodecamp!
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So I’ve had my developer job now for about 2 months and its been great! I’ve built them a pretty robust website, startede email marketing for them, and have learned more in web scraping and automation expanding my skills now to learning a little of Python, Ruby, And Php. Now i am no where near an expert in these other languages but knowing the basics of java script has made it ALOT easier to learn and be able to navigate other languages. I have also learned alot in computer networking because of the nature of working at a small business, they have had me set up their work network used for file sharing. Also I am currently dabbling in cyber security for them and have learn how to operate Kali Linux for this to test their systems for cyber attacks(hacking). This has been an incredible experience and journey and I couldn’t have expected better!