Hey, you got a few minutes? Ok, let’s talk about The Plan.
In January, I quit my job to pursue a path in software development. I didn’t really know then that it was called “software development.” I’m still not particularly married to that job title or role, strictly speaking, but a lot of other roles stem from that one so it’s not a bad place to start.
(I am married to Josh, though! I wasn’t when I started. Pretty cool, huh?)
But be ye more educated than I:
Knowing very little about the tech industry, I made several key assumptions going into this journey. In this post I’ll detail how these assumptions have panned out (and in a follow-up post I’ll talk about where things go from here).
- I can learn to code in a year
- I will be job-seeking in a year
- I can tailor a program of free resources and paid classes for less money and time than the cost of graduate school
- As long as I can build software, the amount of math I’ll need to know is minimal
- An all-women learning environment is preferable to co-ed (but not a deal-breaker).
- MOOCs will be a great tech resource for learning computer science
- Meet-ups will be a great way to network, make connections, and find job leads