A few years back I took the leap to change careers into coding, and did it through a great bootcamp style organisation here called CodeClan.
Before that I'd sort of fallen into a pretty successful career in student immigration but wasn't feeling fulfilled by it, as I really needed a task-based job where I'd get the satisfaction of creating things.
Honestly I can't believe no-one suggested CS careers to me when I was at school - I built my school's website, and spent lots of my free time creating fanpages on Geocities (remember the days? 😂). I don't know if that was a gender bias thing or if coding career paths were still a little unknown to teachers at that time 🤷
But I'm so glad to now be working as a software engineer and doing all the things I love - I just wish I'd done it sooner!
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