I’m about to turn 34, and a few years ago I’d never written a line of code in my life. I just want to say a huge thank you to Quincy and everyone in the community here, as I literally couldn’t have done this without you.
I started freeCodeCamp in February 2016, and I’m currently about half way through the Back End certificate. In that time I’ve also held down a full-time job, moved house twice, got married and became a dad!
It’s been exhausting and exhilarating and I wouldn’t change any of it. At times I was sceptical it would actually lead to a paying job, but this forum has always been a huge morale booster and helped me keep focused.
If anyone has any questions I’d be happy to answer as best I can. One piece of advice I’d offer from my job hunt is not to put any stock in recruitment agencies. I sent my resume & portfolio to countless recruitment agencies, and never heard anything back. That same resume & portfolio got me 3 face to face interviews without a phone screening, as well as two phone interviews when I went to the companies directly.
Hang in there guys, it really does work.