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Hello, in this video I share how I became a software engineer without a Computer Science degree or attending a Bootcamp.
Here are some resources I used in my journey:
Most Important Resource: https://www.recurse.com/
Head First Java
Learning Python O’Reilly 5th ed
Automate the Boring Stuff with Python
UC Berkeley Data Structures Course (https://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~cs61b/fa19/)
Algorithms 4th ed Sedgwick
The Algorithm Design Manual by Skiena
Cracking The Coding Interview
Elements Of Programming Interview
LET’S BE FRIENDS
TIMESTAMPS | CHAPTERS
0:00 – Intro
1:00 – My Job Before Becoming A Software Engineer
4:54 – Why I Chose Not To Do a Bootcamp or get a CS degree
5:40 – Recurse Center (free educational retreat)
6:50 – How I Studied Before Quitting My Job
7:38 – How I Studied After Quitting My Job
9:04 – My Interview Experience
10:11 – Interview Resources I Found Helpful
People are who brand new to coding/programming have some interesting ideas about what software development is. In today’s video I try straighten some of those perceptions out. Hope you enjoy!
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The burning question on a lot of people’s mind is: am I cut out to be a software developer? Instead of spending months trying to assess yourself to see if it’s a good fit, I suggest trying a different approach.
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