I've been coding in my spare time now for approx two years. There are times during those two years where I've spent 6 months not even thinking about code which was more down to pandemic related depression and scattiness.
The problem this has created, is that I've not really retained much. I go from tutorial to tutorial, Udemy course to Udemy course (most are never completed), and after two years, I still dont feel like I would be competent doing this as a job.
This is a bit of a catch 22 because I really feel like I need to be doing this full time to get my teeth into something. To really learn how commercial applications are built and the standards and practises used. I've had a couple of interviews this year and each time it makes me feel like I'm just not ready, and on the same note I believe that its exactly what I need to help me get started.
So along side my dissertation project, I'm toying with the idea of a portfolio site. I am busy with work (DevOps) and with Uni, so a portfolio site on the side was be expensive time wise. It would be great to hear from people who have gone down this route, was it useful? Did it help demonstrate your skills to others?
Any other feedback people can provide would be very greatly appreciated.