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How long did it take you to get your first job?

Peter Berg
software engineer, founder at forward.id
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Would be great to hear about whether you went to bootcamp or not, where you are geographically, and what language got your first job working in

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Peter Berg Author • Edited

To get my first job as a web developer, I spent

4 months teaching myself html, css, and javascript only to realize I was focusing on the wrong things
3 months teaching myself rails
10 months founding a company built on rails with some friends. They both worked and I coded and the three of us split their two salaries and made slightly less than minimum wage.

After this I got an offer from a 3 person startup making an entry level developer salary and took that.

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JL

California.

I nailed my first job entirely by chance. I was working as PC technician and started automating removal of some pieces of malware with common behaviors, as well as doing random scripts to "trick" certain toolsets into running when Malware used to block certain programs from running by just checking their name. It would also do things like continually scrape & nuke unknown processes running out of %appdata% if I managed to run it so I could clean up the machine. I was building these tools mostly in C# at the time & pInvoking a lot of really fun stuff.

After that they offered me a webdev position maintaining their in-house CRM - still don't know why as I did not have that skill at all and looking back that is a considerable risk. But hey - to most people code is code and it worked out.