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Vlad Dubrovskis
Vlad Dubrovskis

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Switching careers to Software Development

Recently I have been approached for some advice about switching career to software development.
I have come up with a list of suggestions, but thought it is worth tapping into collective thinking.

If someone would approach you, what would you say?

  • Where to start?
  • Which part of software industry to get to? Web, Apps, AI, Data?
  • What is a good starting point for each of those starting points?
  • What advice would you give to people thinking of changing their careers to software development?
  • Meet-ups for newbies?
  • Codebar? Any alternatives or more meet ups with similar goals?
  • Coding academy? This is quite a big financial investment that may not be affordable by many
  • Mentorship?
  • University? College?
  • What else?

What would your advice be to someone who is coming from a different career? Anything goes.

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