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Discussion on: How I became a professional self-taught developer in Germany while working a full time job

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Menai Ala Eddine

My situation is different.

I was a clever computer science student but some family issues led me to leave the college but with at least a bachelor degree and start working with small startups in Algeria with a goal ( let's say a dream job ) to join the German Tech Ecosystem.

Because German, UK and USA ( from my experience ) have a hard interview process, it took me a long time to learn the culture of HR people in Germany from online resources.

It took me 3 months to prepare a resume that fit their conditions.
It took me 2 years to speak English fluency.
It took me one year to stand out in Github.
It took me a year to build a connections in LinkedIn.

Even I'm working full time 12 hours in my own Cafeteria , I'm still LEARN, BUILD & SHARE design & programming projects and content.

I've learned that :

Opportunities are endless in the tech world.
What easy for others, may will be hard for you.
Programming is not a goal, it's a tool to achieve a goal.