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Re: Who's left?

Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 2:17 pm
by NeomerArcana
Ludo Fritzwick wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 10:57 pm
I apologise for my absence recently - I've definitely been enjoying it. I started a new course within the last couple weeks, so all my time got sapped away. I'm finally back at balancing commitments/social better though (despite the circumstances), so I ought to be back on top of things. Reasonably so anyway. But I swear I am around ahaha.
What course?

Re: Who's left?

Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 9:06 am
by Ludo Fritzwick
NeomerArcana wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:17 pm
What course?
Its a full stack software development diploma. So, Ive just been finishing up on my front end modules. Nothing super fancy or complicated, just html/css so far, but got to start somewhere! Ill move onto python/django eventually, which Im quite excited to do.
Its quite a chance from my background in archaeology (of all things), so Im excited for the career change (or more accurately, actually doing something employable)

Re: Who's left?

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 12:43 pm
by NeomerArcana
You'll find that there's jobs out there for webdevs but in my experience it's not as in demand as you think. It's a bit like... it's in demand, but they always want someone with 10 years experience and pay them a new grad pay. Unfortunately, in my country, we have massive immigration, so there's always someone fresh off the boat with 10 years experience willing to do the job.

Just, as a bit of an aside, if while you're learning you want to make an interesting project, I'd suggest making a game. Nothing quite touches on every possilbe aspect of development like game programming does. If that's something you think you might do, one of my other websites is https://indiegamedev.net where there's a forum you can possibly get help etc.

Re: Who's left?

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 10:53 am
by Ludo Fritzwick
Yes! I agree with what youre saying, I made sure to do my research before signing up for the course, wanted to make sure it was money well spent - for example, most/all the course material can be found online for free, but the structure and support is whats paid for, and Im finding that incredibly helpful.

But I do also agree that there arent as many opportunities as some ads would lead you to believe, however its more than an archaeology MSc is getting me. And whilst im glad i followed a passion, time to be pragmatic too. Whatever happens, it ought to help me in some way.

And thats really helpful advice, thanks for the link! I really appreciate it and Ill check it out