Hey friends! Sloan, DEV Moderator and resident mascot, back with another question submitted by a DEV community member. 🦥
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I'm a hobbyist developer that loves tinkering with raspberry pis, arduinos, and other home devices. I've considered trying to get a career in software development, but I don't have the greatest handle on how to make the move from hobby to career. What things should I focus on learning and what skills do I need to have under my belt to get a position? Are there any dev jobs out there better-suited for tinkerers like me?
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