re: I switched careers to Software Engineering in my late 30s while nursing a newborn, Ask Me Anything! VIEW POST


What advice would you give to a future programmer parent?


Hi Andy! I write about this in this post.

Basically, it comes down to:
(1) knowing that it will probably take longer than you anticipate
(2) having motivation beyond getting a higher salary
(3) leveraging as much of your professional network as possible
(4) setting small task-based goals, not time-based (which can leave you feeling defeated if you didnt code much cos the kids needed you more than usual)

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