Rather than going on and on about my background, I'll try to sum it all up in the following sentence. I'm a neuroscience grad who got a job at retail banking but quit to pursue the glittery world of web development.
And here I am. After some schooling (yay Bitmaker!), I'm a full-stack dev at a major financial institution that uses Spring for their backend.
Truth be told, I learned React and Rails and had no background with Spring nor Java. But that's the beauty of this industry and why I was drawn to it in the first place. It's this never-ending pursuit of knowledge. And people in the industry embrace it! Learning is fostered and encouraged and as much as it sounds like it's for some grand, altruistic reason, it makes sense for businesses too. Who wouldn't want their employees to improve their skillsets and add value to the business? Right? C:
I'm sure it's never this sunshine-y in every company or team. Though, I'm truly fortunate that my current team is super patient with me and my development. It gives me more motivation to learn as fast and effectively as possible so that I can make meaningful contributions.
Having a seemingly endless number of resources online really facilitates growth. And with that, I'm happy I stumbled upon dev.to and will continue to
lurk contribute for the many days to come.