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Discussion on: Supposed to be a senior developer but feeling like fake and junior

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Andre Vasconcelos

Hi, thanks for sharing your experiences with us here

As another (mostly) self-taught developer I gotta say I can relate to how you feel when it comes to feeling behind the curve for being the only one in your team not to have a degree, and lacking knowledge in a few fundamentals of computer science

I also briefly had an extremely talented co-worker who seemed to have knowledge about any and all things, and seemed to always know the how or why things happen.

That made me feel really out of place because him and I had been working for about the same number of years.

At the end I figured the best I can do is not worry so much about others, and try to use online resources to try to fill whatever gaps bothered me the most (some free resources are surprisingly very good)

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Andre Vasconcelos

Sorry I couldn’t offer you a solution but I just hope you know you’re not alone