How I got into Software Engineering

I think I’m going to get into “Coding”, I heard you can make a lot of money doing that.

College

Not actually me, but I was in a Fraternity

Entrepreneurial bug

Mogl

  • “Is it hard to learn to code?”
  • “Do I need to go to school and get a computer science degree?”
  • “What do you think about these coding bootcamps?”
  • “What language should I learn?”
  • “Is it hard to learn to code?” — No, it takes time and patience
  • “Do I need to go to school and get a computer science degree?” — No, but it helps if you want to get a good job without much effort
  • “What do you think about these coding bootcamps?” — You don’t need them, but it might help
  • “What language should I learn?” — JavaScript

Agency Lyfe

  • Wake up at 7am. Head to the gym.
  • Walk on the treadmill for 1 hour watching Programming lectures and talks in JavaScript.
  • Took the train to work, on the train follow as many thought leaders in JavaScript on Twitter and start tweeting questions to them.
  • Get to work at 9am, leave at 5pm. TBH, I smoked some weed when I got home
  • Learn and code from 6pm — 3am
  • Rinse and Repeat

Workpop

  • Head to work at 10:30am
  • Leave work at 10pm
  • Squeeze in a few more hours to learn more.
  • Rinse and Repeat

The Journey / Conclusion

  • Find Mentorship in the industry you plan on moving to.
  • Sacrifice your ego and salary until you understand the ins and outs of the industry
  • Root yourself in the culture of that industry
  • Make connections all over with potential friends and thought leaders

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Software Engineer at Workpop, Inc.

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Abhi Aiyer

Abhi Aiyer

Software Engineer at Workpop, Inc.

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