Completely new, wasnt sure if to post here or in general. Apologies if wrong sub.
Little bit of info, I’m a Chef and have been cooking for aslong as I’ve been able to work. I’m 26 now. I’ve always had a fascination with coding, being someone that played videogames forever. It always amazed me seeing how games evolved, how websites and search engines evolved and just how things worked. I never got into it because it seemed overwhelming and I’ve always lacked confidence going into something without knowing anything.
A fellow Chef of mine recently took the plunge into coding a few months ago, he is doing an entry level job and loves it. He’s given me some advice but he’s super new. I dont hate my job but its become mundane, low pay for tons of hours, hours I always feel I could’ve been doing something else. Lately I been having day dreams about new careers while at work, every time I come back to wanting to code. My hesitation again is all in my head… am I too old to start? Is it too late? Am I smart enough? Can I land a job self taught? Where do I start? Who do I turn to? What apps? What computer? What language?
Being a Chef, I’ve been mentored since I was a dishwasher till I became the mentor. Now I show people what to do and how to do it. But early on I always had someone to turn to and someone that gave me a starting point.
Sorry this is super long, feel free to tell me to F off. I just have a million thoughts and no direction or anyone to really turn to… my circle consists of industry people. Im not worried about putting in the time or effort, I’m not scared of failing. Cooking is all about failing and making 100 mistakes till one day its perfect. Cooking is all about being innovative, handling the stress, making tough deadlines, always learning etc.
I just dont know whats my start? I’ve been reading so many different articles which is how i found this site.
Anyways, sorry for the rant. Any advice or direction or step 1s would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and even if you didn’t thats alright too. Cheers.