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How to get experience to get your first job as a dev

Ahhhhhh...the age old question of the chicken and the egg.

One of the most frustrating things you're told when getting a job is you need experience.

But how do you get experience when NO ONE WILL GIVE YOU EXPERIENCE?!

Well, in most industries youre SOL.

But in software development there are a few really good options.

Because you are getting better at a skill that allows you to build things, you can do exactly that.


Building a todo list or portfolio will only get you so far.

So how do we get experience?

With open source....

Contributing to open source is the CLOSEST thing to getting actual work experience that will impress your hiring managers and fellow engineers.

Contributing to open source was the main thing that propelled my success after i graduated from a bootcamp.


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