addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwchatcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgoogleimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinmagnifying-glassmailminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonplusprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Re: [codecrewny] Career Change

From: Jamal
Sent on: Monday, February 18, 2013 11:41 AM
Hey Rob,

I'm also a career switcher and have been taking a similar approach to learning how to code. I have actually just started interviewing, so I guess I'm somewhat on the right track. I'd be more than happy to speak to you offline if that helps. Email me your number and I'll give you a ring.


On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 4:36 PM, Rob <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi All,
I have a question maybe some of you have gone through or may be in the
process of doing. I am looking to switch careers from what I do now to
app development. I have a technical background but from an audio
engineering side and home automation and systems integration which is
more hardware based.

I started the Stanford programs and they seem to be very informative,
though not being able to communicate to instructors about problems can
be difficult to overcome problems I run into. I have seen other open
online classes from MIT, Codeacademy, etc... I have joined coding crew
also and started to read whatever I come across.

Does anyone have suggestions on what are the best steps to take? Is this
the right direction to moving into this part of the industry? What their
experiences where on trying to do this?


Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ([address removed])
This message was sent by Rob ([address removed]) from Code Crew - a meetup for n00bs to learn to code together.
To learn more about Rob, visit his/her member profile:
Set my mailing list to email me

As they are sent

In one daily email

Don't send me mailing list messages
Meetup, POB 4668 #37895 NY NY USA 10163 | [address removed]

Our Sponsors

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft provides space for our meetups and study groups.

  • WeWork

    WeWork provides space for our meetups and study groups

  • Code School

    Code School provides Swabbies with a free 48 hour hall pass.

  • Thinkful

    Swabbies get $50 off each month of Thinkful's online mentorship course.

  • Treehouse

    Treehouse provides a special rate for Swabbies; inquire at our meetups!

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy