How I Learned to Code in 4 MONTHS & Got a Job Offer (no CS Degree)

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How I became a self-taught Software Engineer & How I learned to code from completely zero without a Computer Science degree or Bootcamp!

In fact, I haven’t paid a single cent for any courses, materials, or methods I’ve used. Coding is a skill that you can learn for free on the internet in not that much time. And I am proof of that. Here’s how I did it.

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💻 How I Learned to Code in 4 MONTHS – & Got a Software Engineer Job (no CS Degree) – https://youtu.be/-VDXBHLU8q4
⌨️ How I’m Teaching Myself Computer Science using Notion (OSSU) – https://youtu.be/gE5DVOfXy1s
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Chapters:

0:00 intro
0:21 Why I quit Economics for CS
1:30 Step 1
2:05 Step 2
4:09 Step 3
5:24 How long will it take?
5:50 Will you ever learn to code..?
6:38 You need to do THIS
7:40 How I got a job

Just a few months ago, I had no idea what coding even was. All I knew was that it had something to do with typing complicated stuff on a computer. I got the idea of learning how to code after I graduated with an Economics Degree from a university in London. Economics is a highly valued degree, most people who do it in top universities like mine become investment bankers and stuff like that. I did an internship at a big bank too, but I hated it. So I started looking into what career path could give me a lot of money, and also a great work-life balance. So I discovered, software engineering.

I learned that to become a software engineer, all you really need is to know how to code. So I typed on Google, how to learn to code, and I ended up starting with Python for Everybody and the Odin Project, these are both free resources, the former introduced me to one of the most popular programming languages of today, Python, and the latter familiarized me with the basics of Web Development using HTML, CSS and Javascript.

At this point my goal was just to get a vague sense of the vast world of programming, to start understanding what was out there, how the different pieces like front-end and backend development fit together and what they mean at a high level. Going through the Odin Project I got a basic sense for many interesting topics such as how the internet works and what it actually means to open a web page on your browser.

I will also tell you how I got my first job in tech as a Software Engineer..

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Comments

Internet Made Coder says:

To all the comments who say “Ur not a Software Engineer if you don’t have a degree”: The exact job title that my company gave me is “Software Engineer. Therefore I am a software engineer. If you have a problem with that, you can tell that to my company, not me.

In the UK/US “Software Engineer” is just a job title that is 100% the SAME THING as a “Software developer” etc. In some countries the word “engineer” is reserved for people with degrees, but NOT in UK/US, where companies (Google etc) call self-taught people engineers too. There is absolutely no ‘special’ meaning with the word here the way (many) companies actually use it.

(There were enough comments about this so I had to address it)

Life Path7 says:

Vladimir Putin must destroy C++ and every single piece of this shit named programming language!!!!

Dsight TV says:

your english is good and your words and information about this video is keeping me to pursue and be good in my course thank you so much

Islamic solution says:

How did company select you without degree ?
From where did you get experience or internship plz

Islamic solution says:

Every company want CS degree no one give job without degree and experience also required for job how did you done all these things

FunnyGA1ex says:

More like no BS degree /;) Everyone i know who went or goes to college is stuck in the same job level as me. HS Diploma. Lollz. Suckers … Id rather not pay a teacher to treat me like a bitch, thanks.

coronet says:

I repeat I won’t let all this slide

coronet says:

I won’t let all this slide

Maria Alvarez says:

I'm 17 and turning 18 soon as well as graduating from high school next year, my original plan was to move out and live 3hrs away from ours, go take uni course of CS, which would cost a lot plus the cost of living and stuff. But recently I've been thinking if i should just do self study. I'm really thinking about it and i think i wanna do it, but I'm nervous about how after i starts learning coding, what do i do…I'd feel lost. It's what scares me the most, but I'll try my best because i think this is very beneficial for my future and i won't have to waste a lot of money…

I really am scared tho…

Nwachukwu Ohameje says:

I appreciate your testimonial and tips on how to be self taught on coding. Very very inspiring because I am interested.

Apu Arafat says:

Which one is better coding language in 2022 & future???

DreamHigh says:

I have learnt coding from Apple.I already crack my brain trying to solve the shortest route. Not easy to learn to code on Swift Playgrounds.

Morgan Jones says:

I'm waiting for the eventual comments to appear from people telling you they landed their first job from your inspiration! Not saying it'll be me, but I'm definitely on the path! My friends discouraged me from learning almost a decade ago. Think of where I'd be today if I didn't listen to them.

DCT says:

I am currently on the track of beginning of my software engineering degree . like i am in third semester now . your videos push me into a new level and encourage me to learm something better than or valuable to become succesfull developer.

B R says:

similar mentality to your eastern neighbouring country, hahahah

TITAN says:

you learn how coding in just 4 months wtf

Alphasaurus 94 says:

I am an electrical engineering graduate and Im planning to go to computers, especially programming so thank you for this video.

Ellapanda says:

Course is no longer free 🙁

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