Just a little back story. I was truck driving, but have always been a techie. I decided to ditch the truck driving and focus on expanding my skills and trying to break into tech. The idea was to “just learn” web development and freelance, so I can work for myself, from home. In hindsight, that was quite the overly ambitious goal. I joined up with FCC in September. Previously, I had always been into computers but have only done things on codecademy briefly so I was quite new.
I don’t know if it’s web development per se, or more web design, and the pay is way low. Comparable to entry level call center work, but, it’s a start. And it’s paid experience doing web stuff, which is more than what I was expecting going into my interview. So, I’m looking at this as very valuable experience and hoping it’ll assist me in eventually landing a higher tier tech job in the future. Just wanted to share!
That’s awesome, Take the opportunity and go forward, do not think about the money (But we have to with our other commitments) but your dedication will be paid off int future for sure. All the very best for successful career.
That is so wonderful and it amazes me that when people step out of their comfort zone and just take those first steps it’s amazing what can happen. I am learning graphic design and just started free code camp to help with front end development to build web applications. There is so much to learn and sometimes it’s so overwhelming but I know that if I keep persevering I will get there. Your stories keep me going. I have a background in health but wanted to get involved in startups and digital design as I love to design and love innovation
Congrats. I think I joined FCC around October. I am still driving the truck
But enjoying the process of learning to create things on the computer. At 48 I have no delusions of joining the staff at google, but it is always good to hear of someone who has a similar background getting rewarded for their effort trying to learn all of this stuff. Good for you!