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Assuming a lot of you work in office environments or doing your own thing stationary, has anyone learned a trade part time?

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6 minutes ago, Funkyskanker said:

trying to jump on this programming wave

Jumped on. Not levels yet but im really good. 

Just wanna use my hands. 

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I did an upholstery course in the evenings...I enjoy it but at the moment I don't av the space to do it. When I do have the space I sew an upholster, varnish, re paint

 

What kinda trade are you thinkin of?

Also jumped on the programming wave...learning Python and doing a Django project...I'm also enjoying this very much

 

Which languages

@Funkyskanker @Supermalt

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Im on Python these dev salaries are a madness guys clearing 80k+ calm doing what first year comp sci student are doing lol. hopefully a year from now i'll be making the full transition  

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11 minutes ago, Funkyskanker said:

Im on Python these dev salaries are a madness guys clearing 80k+ calm doing what first year comp sci student are doing lol. hopefully a year from now i'll be making the full transition  

This is what I'm sayin. How long have you been doin it?

@time_bomb i use online tutorials. I used the djangogirls tutorial to get started with django and I use the stackexchange forum a lot

I started off with Code Academy ages ago doin html an css. On my phone I used the sololearn app to start learning python on the way to work.

Also princeton and MIT have a lot of their course tutorials online. Princeton definitely has an introduction to python with loads of example code

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4 minutes ago, Grafter said:

This is what I'm sayin. How long have you been doin it?

@time_bomb i use online tutorials. I used the djangogirls tutorial to get started with django and I use the stackexchange forum a lot

I started off with Code Academy ages ago doin html an css. On my phone I used the sololearn app to start learning python on the way to work.

Also princeton and MIT have a lot of their course tutorials online. Princeton definitely has an introduction to python with loads of example code

 

been on it seriously for about 3 months but on and off longer than that ngl certain days it feels long. It's only right more people jump on it to £at right from what i've been reading most spend programmers spend their day copy/pasting code all  from google and stack overflow they and they are still caked. 

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Yh i agree some days it is definitely long but when i make a break through the feeling is immense.

I also agree a lot of it is copy pasting adapting. You still have to know how things work, the principles so you kno the right questions to ask. There is soo much to learn it would be impossible to do it all before tryin to get paid

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1 minute ago, Grafter said:

Yh i agree some days it is definitely long but when i make a break through the feeling is immense.

I also agree a lot of it is copy pasting adapting. You still have to know how things work, the principles so you kno the right questions to ask. There is soo much to learn it would be impossible to do it all before tryin to get paid

 

truuu but still might try though nothing to loose. how long have you been on it?

went from cooking crack to cracking code #reallife

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5 minutes ago, Funkyskanker said:

truuu but still might try though nothing to loose. how long have you been on it?

went from cooking crack to cracking code #reallife

Couple months seriously

Hopin to have confidence to apply in about 6 months

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Coding looks interesting. It seems to be the fastest growing Universal language, that people going into the IT sector must understand to be considered in the future. 

I found it rather boring when I looked into it a few years back. But, I have had to learn the basics recently. We are launching this Cloudproffessor (Software/Hardware solution) at work, that is designed for Schools and 'Coding for dummies' basically. They gave me a pre production unit back in january to get familiar with and learn and its a lot easier to understand and grasp the basics at least. Its quite and all. 

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Loving the programming wave.

Python's always a good place to start but as you progress, you want to make sure you're learning a stack which is popular and has lots of jobs in the city you want to work in. 

Smaddy is right also. You need to dive into the deep end and push yourself. Once you have the basics down, start applying. 

A lot of people also don't realise that in the tech industry there are a lot of jobs, most of which pay very well but not all are programming jobs. QA, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Scrum Masters, etc all command a fairly decent wage. The easiest one to get into is QA. Technically, QA's commanding the big wages have to code, doing automation, etc. But I know lots of people, who can't code to save their lives but earn close to six figures doing this job contracting.

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I've always wanted to give horticulture a go, and will do at some point. Not necessarily a trade but I've been learning to snowboard over the last couple of months. That's been awesome.  Winter holidays are mad  

 

 

 

 

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I've been keepin my eye on the job boards and there currently quite  a lot of python jobs but I think java is more popular for app development 

I also read tho that python is leadin when it comes to machine learnin which is the future.

 

What languanges do u do @Mr. Martinez

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If you can, jump on SQL.

I use it as part of my job, it's a gateway to a lot of niche hidden fields you can move into.

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13 minutes ago, Drift said:

If you can, jump on SQL.

I use it as part of my job, it's a gateway to a lot of niche hidden fields you can move into.

This this this. Missed on big bucks not having this skill down but everything else. 

10 hours ago, Grafter said:

I did an upholstery course in the evenings...I enjoy it but at the moment I don't av the space to do it. When I do have the space I sew an upholster, varnish, re paint

 

What kinda trade are you thinkin of?

Also jumped on the programming wave...learning Python and doing a Django project...I'm also enjoying this very much

 

Which languages

@Funkyskanker @Supermalt

Making my way through JS atm

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So are you lot learning this then applying for jobs or learning it to get a qualification to go into a job?

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I work on the front end so most of my time is spent using Javascript. 

That sounds like a good avenue actually. Python is used by top companies and good developers are hard to come by. If you're just starting out and can show promise, a lot of companies would rather get you in and show you what's what, then get someone else in, who's already prescribed in their ways, and already has an idea of what's what. 

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6 minutes ago, time_bomb said:

So are you lot learning this then applying for jobs or learning it to get a qualification to go into a job?

You don't need any qualifications for a job as a developer. It's true, some silly companies only hire students out of certain universities or with certain type of degrees. On the whole though, no particular qualification is required and people are hired on the merits of what they can show they know during interview stages. 

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Money into IT space is stupid 

 

Business intelligence specialists 

Machine learning scientists 

Data Analyst

Optimization specialists 

 

All so short of good, competent people 

 

Data isn't about just the tech side anymore, they need people that are creative, can tell a story and make business recommendations with it too. So great time for everyone who is interested in these types of "big data" roles, it programming isn't just what you want to move into 

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Friend of mine does coding. Man are bopping money for laughs.

 

Definitely don't need qualifications but a good portfolio to get jobs.

 

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4 hours ago, Drift said:

If you can, jump on SQL.

I use it as part of my job, it's a gateway to a lot of niche hidden fields you can move into.

Yes this is on my list. I had a chat with some team who use it at work. I wanna do back end

Recommend microsoft virtual academy. Lots of free courses including a business intelligence section

 

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vip codin club?

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Forgot to mention meetups as well. There's k's in London. Usually they have free food and drink too and are free to attend. Defo get yourself down to relevant ones to learn, meet people and get inspired. 

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