Re: [codecrewny] Career Change

From: Andrew F.
Sent on: Monday, February 18, 2013 12:11 PM
Hey Rob,


I thought it might give you some insight. Good luck

Andrew

On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:41 AM, Jamal O'Garro <[address removed]> wrote:
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.

Best,
Jamal


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?


Thanks,
Rob




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