A few months ago I decided that I'd like to quit my current field of work and get a job within the software industry. It's a big step for me as I have no background in actual software development, no work experience and last but not least no education in the field.
In the mean time I'm studying as much as possible from the Microsoft Visual studio Academy and am now approaching the point where I'm not sure what direction to follow.
I'd like to work on 1 or 2 projects that would teach me more about software development and be useful in a real world situation.
I'm struggling to come up with these as I lack the experience of working in a company on a daily basis.
Any suggestions and idea's would be greatly appreciated, please keep in mind that I'll be working on these by myself so they have to be realistic goals.
I've worked on real time interactive installations for over 7 years now with programs like Max msp, Touch designer and Processing, so the concepts of basic code,logic and programming is familiar to me.
Thanks for your time.