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In this video I wanted to sit down and have a real conversation about what sparked my journey into coding and how it has opened up so many doors in my life.
As someone who was in fashion, I never imagined a pivot into tech was possible. But the truth is, with self-determination and the right resources, anyone can teach themselves new skills. And learning to code has been one of the most rewarding challenges I’ve taken on.
In this video, I’m sharing exactly how I went from fashion to software developer within a year and sharing some of my favorite online resources. I’ll be transparent about the ups and downs, including some of the frustrating learning curves and intimidating interviews I faced trying to break into tech as a non-traditional candidate.
But ultimately, persisting through the self-taught coding process unlocked a doorway into a career I’m passionate about. It allowed me to leverage both my creative and analytical strengths. And it gave me the confidence to start my own tech company Taekoff!
My goal is to inspire you to take that first step towards exploring coding if it’s been lingering in the back of your mind. With focus and the right resources (which I’m happy to share!), anyone can add these skills to their toolkit – you don’t need a computer science degree. The tech world needs more perspectives.
How I Learned to Code | My Journey From Fashion to Software Developer to Founding My Own Company