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Arika O Author

They have a "Javascript algorithm and data structures"? Had no idea, I will also have a look at it. What's your final goal for learning all these?

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Dainius

For a long time programming was my hobby for side projects, my education is MSc in geology and MSc in petroleum engineering. After finishing all this I hope to land maybe intern position for the beginning and eventually change my career path to programming and front end. Tomorrow, when I will have access to the pc I will post a little bit longer story about myself and my relations to coding.

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Arika O Author

It is definitely doable, that's all I can say. Thank you for the input.

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Dainius

A little longer history about my journey in programming as promised:
I'm in the middle 40's living in Lithuania, my education is far from CS - I'm geologist and petroleum engineer and the global paradigm shift and current oil prices pushing me to change something in my career path. Nevertheless, computers are not alienated for me. Back in 1990's every second week I had computer science classes in high school with some old TURBO86M personal computer - I can't recall specs but these where PC/XT class soviet made personal computers. We used them to code with TurboPascal. Access to the PCs, as I already mentioned, was only every second week, computer itself was expensive as hell and I didn't have one at home. To use the time with computer at maximum efficiency, I wrote program code by hand in my notebook. For my typing speed efficiency I had hand-drawn keyboard layout on a sheet of paper and daily practiced "typing" some text on it, so when I had access to the computer, I entered the program code as fast as I can (usually fastest in my class) and started debugging ant tweaking programs.
In University I got familiar with Paradox, FoxPro and MS Access databases, some SQL. After graduation my main duties were oil fields simulation. Back in early 2000's I first met WordPress, then Drupal and started to build my personal site/blog on spare time. This got me familiar with some HTML, CSS, PHP, I found out what child WordPress themes are.

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Arika O Author

Interesting journey, do you do software development for a living now?

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Dainius

Not yet. This is still my side projects and learning process, but I would like to explore opportunities to change or enhance my career. I'm lucky at the moment I still have my present job and get salary and there is no pressure or urge to make any uncomfortable decisions.