When I starting going to college, I knew I needed a job. Operating under the guise that I would find a job as a janitor, or at the university store, I went down to the job fair on the first weekend of school. There were plenty of booths for different shops on canvas but there was one booth that stood out.
Spectral Fusion Designs
I didn’t KNOW html. Not really. I knew what it was, and that it was used to make websites. But as I filled out the application I knew two things:
- This is the job I wanted
- I’d rather try and fail then not try at all
Because of Programming
I was easily employable when I got out of college, despite having an English degree.
I was able to purchase a home when I was 25.
I have had the opportunity to travel the world
And all it took was a big initial effort to learn just a little before that first interview
It Has Gotten Harder
But I believe if you have the desire you can still be a self taught programmer and start a wonderful career in web development.
Which is why I am writing my book “Zero to Developer”. Because I believe that with a little guidance on: what to learn, what to build, and how to land the first job. Anyone can become a web developer.