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james • Edited

I had just come out of an 8 month period where I was very sick, bedridden and generally unhappy. I had quit my job just before that period started and it wasn't in the career I wanted. I had no idea what I was going to do with my future, so one day I woke up, sat at my computer and started to teach myself to code.

I used CS50, random courses, books and a lot of tinkering. I did it all alone which was quite isolating and I would definitely do it with others if I could redo it. I'd have learned a lot more.

With a lot of hard work, and a lot of luck as I knew some folk in the industry already: I was interning at a large company with 3ish months. I've been a professional programmer for over four years now, waiting to hear back about a promotion to Senior. Next stop, tech lead!