I wasn't always a developer, and swapping careers from IT was one of the hardest decisions I made during a period where I had a mortgage, wife, baby and good-paying job to becoming a developer.
I was hoping to share my experience of how I swapped careers after having put all my eggs into Information Technology. I did my university degree in Computer Science and spent over 10 years working in the field working my way up the ladder.
Swapping to web & app development was hard, but the fact that it was always a secret dream of mine kept me going. I loved hearing about my friends who worked in the field, making awesome projects and doing things for clients who were ecstatic about the results.
I got to a point where I was ready to work on a small project. It was during this period when I learn the most. I gave myself 1 year to complete a real online business which I wanted to take to market. The process of giving myself a deadline and working through all the goals and problems myself grew my experience to the point where I was confident I could deliver a real project in development.
I was still working in IT at the time, but I started doing small jobs and projects for friends and contacts. This helped me build my portfolio, so when I was finally able to make the decision to swap careers, I had learning, experience, and real-world projects to explain to recruiters that I had delivered.
This helped me land the job I am now still doing, which is being a developer & (and designer). These days I don't just work my day job, I am trying to help others learn how development works, hopefully completing the full cycle in my journey that started more than 10 years ago.
I hope this helps you if you are considering becoming a developer. If it's truly something you want to learn, take small steps and before you know it, you will be on your way.
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