re: I switched careers to Software Engineering in my late 30s while nursing a newborn, Ask Me Anything! VIEW POST

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I switched to business analytics in my late 30's doing primarily SQL work, which got me doing python coding for automation and data solutions, which then pushed me into doing web apps in a multitude of languages. I am now 42 and have been with the same company for 12 years. I am thankful to them that they allowed me to switch gears from business operations to development. Also thankful for a supportive family. But even though I am grateful for that opportunity, its not an easy road, especially if you have a family. I always feel I am in "catch up" mode and don't have enough time to accomplish what I am want to accomplish. Impostor syndrome is a real thing as well. I am a developer now but would love to move my career from developer to software engineer. So I am always glad to see stories like Arit's. It gives me a boost of inspiration and motivation.

 

Thank you so much Barry! Your accomplishments are amazing - kudos to you! I wish you all the best in your career and aspirations!

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