A Question of Code

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Summary

How long did it take you to go from knowing you wanted to be a developer to actually starting work at your first dev job?

Show Notes

When you've decided you want to get a job as a professional programmer, it can be hard to know how long to expect the learning process to take. We only have two hosts, and while their stories are (hopefully) useful, it's only a small segment of a much bigger picture.

We polled our listeners to find out some of their stories, and specifically asked how long it took them to get their first coding job. Does it take everyone years? Or can it really be done in just a few months? Find out all this and more in this week's temporal instalment of A Question of Code.

The inciting Twitter thread with all the fantastic responses.

What is A Question of Code?

A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.

Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?