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Total noob at programming and web dev. Want to quit being a waiter and be an paid jun or entry iOS developer.how??

I am 24 and have no web development/app dev exp. Where should I start as a beginner. It is a little intimidating diving into this field but I need a change from being waiter and want a new career . I am enthusiastic about learning how to program and develop apps with team treehouse as I don't want to waste money on a degree I don't need. Can I really be a junior iOS dev after I finish the iOS track and play around on Github? If not how do I get there as a person starting today! Thanks guys can't wait to contribute to helping soon.

3 Answers

Doing the iOS track would get you the fundamentals that you need but also do projects on your own.

I gotcha thanks a lot!Are you currently an iOS developer of some sorts?? How would one find beginner projects to do?

OK, the forums are a bit weird and unorthodox (seems they are mostly intended for Q&A, not extended discussion), so I'm responding to your "How would one find beginner projects to do?" post with the following:

I'm 19 myself, also with no previous development or programming experience (Though I did do the HTML/CSS course on Codeacademy, I didn't retain much of it due to the poor teaching style). I think the best way to work on projects is to either think up some app concepts yourself, or collaborate with others.

How to do the latter, I have no clue, but as I see you've just recently started as well, I'd just like to let you know I'd be interested in working together with you on a project if you were ever so inclined. I feel us younger programmers-to-be should work together, so we can all advance together.

I personally am less interested in working for somebody else (Of course, I know we all have to start somewhere) than I am starting my own App Development business/agency. So I suppose my main goal after completing the iOS track is going to be to start working on my own projects/apps to either sell, or simply to prove to employers that I have the "skills to pay the bills", so to speak.

Let me know if you want to discuss working together on something. I'd jump at the opportunity to work with a fellow young coder.

Thanks alot for reaching out. It is intimidating just starting out as their is so much new information and things to think about Everyday. I too would love to set up my own shop one day but would feel lucky as well to work for an established firm. I ,24,totally agree in young developers sticking together and am very interested in working on projects with one another. I have one in mind already for a current job I am in.What is the best way to be reached? Thanks again.

Hey, Vincent, just message me on Twitter @AluminumNinja and I'll give you my email/other online contact forms if you'd like.

For some reason on Twitter it won't let me message you. Message me @vincentthomas91