Achieving a Tech Career Without a Degree or Bootcamp

How I Learned to Code in 4 Months & Got a Job!

00:00:00 From debt and dead-end sales jobs to a tech career earning up to $400,000 annually. This is how I learned to code in four months and got a job, without a degree or Bootcamp.

๐Ÿ’ผ I dropped out of college, had a lot of debt, and was working a dead-end job.

๐Ÿ’ป I learned how to code in four months without a computer science degree or coding bootcamp.

๐Ÿ“š I started learning coding through FreeCodeCamp and gained skills in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

00:01:17 The video discusses how the speaker learned to code in 4 months without a CS degree or bootcamp. They chose JavaScript and used FreeCodeCamp to learn the basics. They struggled with applying their knowledge but eventually quit their job and moved to Korea to focus on learning full time.

๐Ÿ“š Learning JavaScript to build web apps is in high demand in the job market.

๐Ÿ’ป Learning coding basics is not enough, understanding how to program and build something useful is key.

๐ŸŒŸ Full-time learning requires effective studying techniques and dedication.

00:02:31 Learned to code in 4 months without a CS degree or bootcamp by using Pomodoros and dedicated learning space. Created schedule, followed tutorials, built projects.

๐Ÿ“š The course taught the importance of learning in focused segments called Pomodoros and creating a dedicated space for studying.

โฐ The student followed a strict daily schedule, including multiple Pomodoro study sessions and time for other activities like gym and family.

๐Ÿ’ป Struggling with front end projects, the student found help from a YouTube channel where he learned by copying and recreating the projects.

00:03:53 Learned to code in 4 months without CS degree or bootcamp. Built full stack project with help. Got a job as junior developer.

๐Ÿ“š By following along with, the speaker learned to code and gain a deep understanding of programming concepts.

๐ŸŽ“ In just one month, the speaker earned a FreeCodeCamp Front End Developer certificate but still felt like an imposter.

๐Ÿ’ป To gain more experience and overcome feeling like a fake developer, the speaker collaborated with another programmer to build a full stack web app.

00:05:14 Learned to code, built a project using Jira and GitHub, worked collaboratively, met deadlines, learned to debug, supplemented learning with Udemy courses.

๐Ÿ”ง Implemented project management tool Jira and version control application GitHub to plan and develop a web app.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Worked collaboratively with a mentor and learned about meeting deadlines, code reuse, and debugging.

๐Ÿ“š Supplemented learning with Udemy courses on React and Node to build a Pinterest clone.

00:06:30 Learned to code in 4 months & got a job without a CS degree or bootcamp. Built full-stack web app, found remote job using networking and free work offer.

๐Ÿ”‘ Learning through building a full stack project led to gaining skills in database design, API building, and cloud deployment.

๐Ÿ’ผ Describing the process of finding a job, including defining desired job criteria, reaching out to companies directly, and offering to work for free.

โฐ Highlighting the time frame of the learning and job search process, estimating it to take around four months.

00:07:50 Learned to code in 4 months, got job with no degree or bootcamp. Found 22 jobs, got 4 interviews, and 3 job offers. Worked remotely, now have over a decade of tech experience.

๐Ÿ“š With focused effort and dedication, the speaker learned to code in 4 months and landed a job without a CS degree or bootcamp.

๐Ÿ’ผ The speaker applied to 22 jobs, received 6 responses, got 4 interviews, and eventually received 3 legitimate job offers after technical interviews.

๐Ÿ’ฐ The speaker chose a company with the best opportunity to learn and a good compensation package, starting with a $50,000 salary and later earning $65,000 a year.

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๐Ÿ’ก Learning how to code is about problem-solving and persistence.

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