How I Quit My Job and Became a Programmer in Less Than 5 Months

045d790f605ea8d482380c5075d802d5?s=47 Cecy C.
April 11, 2018

How I Quit My Job and Became a Programmer in Less Than 5 Months

Follow my journey from marketing to programming. I hope sharing this journey inspires others to transition into the careers they want to have.

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Cecy C.

April 11, 2018
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    HOW I QUIT MY JOB AND BECAME A PROGRAMMER IN

    LESS THAN 5 MONTHS @cecycorrea // software engineer // return path
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    Join us for contribution sprints Friday, April 13, 2018 9:00-18:00

    Room: 103 Mentored Core sprint First time sprinter workshop General sprint #drupalsprint 9:00-12:00 Room: 101 9:00-18:00 Room: 104
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    Cecy Correa @cecycorrea • Graphic designer • Social media manager

    • Account executive • Office manager • Director of Marketing • Director of Business Development • Software Engineer?
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    IF I DIDN’T GIVE LEARNING TO CODE A FAIR TRY,

    I WOULD WONDER ‘WHAT IF’ ALL MY LIFE
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    MY (AND YOUR) JOURNEY 1. Figure out what type of

    developer you want to be 2. Understand your learning mindset
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    MY (AND YOUR) JOURNEY 1. Figure out what type of

    developer you want to be 2. Understand your learning mindset 3. Have an idea of what type of programming you want to do
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    MY (AND YOUR) JOURNEY 1. Figure out what type of

    developer you want to be 2. Understand your learning mindset 3. Have an idea of what type of programming you want to do 4. Choose a language to learn
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    MY (AND YOUR) JOURNEY 1. Figure out what type of

    developer you want to be 2. Understand your learning mindset 3. Have an idea of what type of programming you want to do 4. Choose a language to learn 5. Figure out how to learn the skills you need
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    CLIENT FACING NON-CLIENT FACING • Agency • Consultant • Freelance

    • Support Engineer • Sales Engineer • Product side • Smaller team • Remote / work-from-home
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    • There is only one right answer • Need repeatable

    steps • Never stray from instructions • Failing is not an option
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    • There is only one right answer • Need repeatable

    steps • Never stray from instructions • Failing is not an option • There are many answers • Like to experiment • Deviate from instructions • Failure is part of learning
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    • There is only one right answer • Need repeatable

    steps • Never stray from instructions • Failing is not an option • There are many answers • Like to experiment • Deviate from instructions • Failure is part of learning FIXED MINDSET GROWTH MINDSET
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    FIXING A FIXED MINDSET 1. Stop thinking in terms of

    pass / fail 2. Eliminate negative self-talk
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    FIXING A FIXED MINDSET 1. Stop thinking in terms of

    pass / fail 2. Eliminate negative self-talk 3. Understand failure is growth
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    AUTODIDACT Require little to no supervision, long or no timeline,

    high accountability Resources: • Books • Codecademy • CodeSchool.com • Pluralsight.com • CodeWars.com
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    SOCIAL LEARNER Need to ask questions, moderate timeline, moderate accountability,

    Resources: • Thinkful.com • FreeCodeCamp • Girl Develop It • Meetups • Part-time classes
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    CLASSROOM LEARNER Want to see examples, ask questions, quick turnaround,

    very high accountability Resources: • Bootcamps • 3 mos, 6 mos
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