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Why I decided to learn Software Engineering!

stacytech profile image Stacy Daniel ・2 min read

After many years of job instability, financial strain and most recently the 2020 covid-19 pandemic, I found myself questioning everything: What excites me? What was I good at? What could I be good at given the opportunity? I knew I wanted to do something satisfying , most importantly, something which made a difference in myself as well as others. 

A profession in technology was never of interest to me. I had so many preconceived notions about what I thought a programmer was. That all changed when I stumbled upon a post on youtube captioned "A day in the life of a developer", the youtuber -herself a web developer, got me pumped and interested in learning about code.

After many hours of late night reading, researching and exploring free prep courses in software engineering, I became more and more excited and fascinated in learning to code. I became hooked!

Before realizing I wanted to start a career in the tech industry, I came from a completely different background, with zero knowledge or experience in coding. Flatiron was recommended to me by a trusted family member and after some in depth research and careful consideration, I decided to apply to their software engineering program. Their well structured curriculum, and job placement record being the deciding factors for me. 

A career in software engineering will be life changing. The ability to create using languages not known to the general public is amazing! I would be doing something completely fulfilling while gaining financial security. 

Upon my completion of the program, my ultimate goal is to continuously learn and grow to become the best developer that I can be!!

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