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Danny Thompson • Edited on

I could write essays on this topic.

For me, it is my WHY. Your WHY is your driving force, the reason why you can conquer any obstacle. Nietzsche said "For he who has a why to live, can bear almost any how!" For me, that why is my family.

I worked in GAS STATIONS FRYING CHICKEN! When I hit the age of 30 I realized I had to pivot or be stuck there forever. I looked at my wife and son, my WHY. I knew that I had to do something. Long story short, began to learn to code. I fell in love!

I helped 44 people land their first jobs in tech last year. I am a software engineer. I host meetups and bring resources to developers in my city. The journey has been AMAZING! Now I am focused on motivating and inspiring developers of all levels. To show others that the path exists!

Keep doing amazing things!

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Ronaldo Peres

Almost the same here, my motivation is my kids, my wife, and now finally I am working in a big company as a software engineer.

Even when I get bored, I don't know what to do and I lost focus, I remember how hard was on the past to pay the bills, to buy food with a low salary and newborn baby.

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dhondup

That is one motivating story. May i ask how long have you been coding since you started at 30?

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Danny Thompson

It has been 3 years since I started learning. Been working for almost a year. Mainly because I kept turning down jobs so I could help others land theirs. That is a story for another day lol.

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Warisul Imam

Doing a great job, man! Keep up the good work πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’ͺ

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dhondup

You should definitely share your story more. I think lot of people will get motivation from you :)

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Danny Thompson

I do on twitter. I am not really a writer, I am more of a speaker. But I am going to write a post about my journey to tech since MANY people keep asking me about it.

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Warisul Imam

Looking forward to itπŸ˜‰...