Confession #1: I'm not a genius. I'm persistent. That's essential.
Confession #2: I've never read any programming book from cover to cover. Read everything. The pieces you need. If you don't know what you need, get a mentor or go to a boot camp. Other people know things and will share them if you give them a chance.
Confession #3: No one programmer knows everything about their tech stack. There are incredibly talented programmers, but a lot of the talent is knowing how to ask and where the answers are most likely to be when you don't know something you need to know.
Pro Tip: language specifications can tell you a lot.
CanCode Package: Develop Yourself
- Resume review and edit
- Three One-hour phone calls: Planning and review
- Two Half hour phone calls: Bi-Weekly progress checks
- A technical interview: 30 minutes
- A behavioral interview: 30 minutes
- Behavior and Personality assessment: Written assessment
- A Final One-hour summary phone call.
It can be difficult to get into software development. Even after attending a bootcamp for 12 weeks to a year, you may not have the fluency and confidence with the software culture. After teaching myself to code at the age of thirty-five without a bachelor's degree in any STEM field, I took my income from $20k/year to $50k/year by landing my first professional software developer role. If you're putting in the effort to learn to build software, I can work with you to help you reach a new level as a professional.