Over 20-year background in IT and software development. Involvement in various projects within SimbirSoft team. Keen on tinkering with some curious stuff using a soldering copper, in particular.
The issue under discussion is how one can find him or herself in IT-field based on the background and advice of successful IT-business representatives.
Do you happen to know your fellow developer’s educational background? With ever increasing frequency, I have started to pay attention to the fact that there is a part of worth software developers who work in the specialty one has not trained in: one is a doctor by education, and the other one is a faculty of economics graduate or actually a person of a humanities bent. How come we are witnessing such a trend? And if one has a strong desire to become a developer,
- which steps he/she should take to retrain as an IT specialist;
- how to overcome one’s fear and anxiety, if not the public opinion;
- how to select a preferable work area among various IT areas: QA, mobile, software, web? What?!
These are the very issues in the focus of my report. Let us discuss!