Thanks to Quincy and the rest of the FCC community. It was a hard work but it has paid off. I started this journey in 2011, dropped it for awhile, came back and it’s been a little over a year of hardcore focus.
I’ll try to answer as many of the usual questions as possible, let me know if I miss anything.
I’m in the US, the company is in San Diego and it’s a remote position.
This was the first place I applied to.
They actually reached out to me after seeing my Github
I have the front-end and React projects on their and the backend api projects
my portfolio has those and some Wordpress sites I did for some churches ( I don’t know if they looked at it)
I only put my current job(police officer) on my resume and then put developer related material as the focus.
the interview was pretty straight foward, just asked about experience overcoming difficulties stuff like that. I did have a code test before the interview which was just making a menu that only showed if being viewed on a mobile browser.
It’s possible people. I learned to code while being a married father of four with a full time job. I averaged around 15 hours a week. Just keep it at, don’t get discouraged by how “fast” it seems to be happening for others.
Build stuff!! and hone your craft. try to build something daily, weekly and improve on it each time. if you haven’t signed up for a Chingu cohort what are you waiting for??? I did a cohort end of 2017 into 2018 and it was invaluable. It helped me to see where I was weak, but also where I was strong which gave me confidence in the interview. It also exposes you to the environment you will be working in anyway.
Put in the work, and the payoff will come!