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Conor Graham7,956 Points
Advice on Where to Go Next?
Hi guys, I am a student currently studying Computer Science. I am in my 3rd year out on placement with a really good software development firm. I would say I am a keen learner and would describe myself as a software hobbyist, but when it comes to programming I know it doesn't come naturally to me. I work hard at it, and sometimes feel as if I am just going through tutorial after tutorial, but when it actually comes to doing a project or a puzzle, I find myself stuck, and get frustrated for not getting it when I find out how to do it. I know bits and pieces about alot of languages including front-end but I would be most comfortable in java, as my general purpose programming language. I am just finding it difficult taking the leap from university to industry, and I wonder if anyone has any advice for me, as to getting better. I know there is no secret sauce, but any experiences to how they went from university student coder, to fully fledged developer stories would inspire me alot! Many Thanks in advance
Rodrigo MuñozCourses Plus Student 20,171 Points
Hi! I can tell you I have teach myself and have learned a lot I've always wanted to be a Frontend Developer and get a job a it. I am not going to the university and that has been an issue for me when getting a job in my country. So I decided to build my own project. I have some Backend background but I took the Python Track. It has being a great road trip, all the things you can do with it creating a fully functional website, working with data, playing with the Raspberry Pi all the three combined is what I really wanted to do. I know "it's a long way to the top if you wanna rock n roll" but I have eyes on the price. The website I'm building I am using it to get founding and possibly in a few I will get some. I have no idea what will be with me, I was lucky to find Treehouse as they also have a Business Track that is very up to date so I have used their tools to get investment and now I think I will go by myself instead of looking for a job as a Frontend Developer. That's my story until now and hope to keep going, keep learning even when getting stuck (when this happen I don't use internet for a day and some answers comes with it.). I hope this could help you as I have taking the leap form learning to the industry but going my own way, very risky and praying to go well. Take care and have a good one.