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Who this book is for
If you're trying to break into tech, you probably already know it's a huge and complicated world. Maybe you're thinking about a career change, currently enrolled in a bootcamp, on a self-taught journey, or trying to figure out what will set you apart to land your first job.
I wrote this book for all of you, to give you the tools and information I wish I had when I was career changing into tech. In it, you'll find the best resources, simplified explanations of technologies and job titles, and specific advice to help you stand out and find a job.
This book will help you fill knowledge gaps, demystify tech jargon, build a community & land your first job.
Table of Contents
My Bootcamp Experience
It's Really Hard & You're Doing Great
Day in the Life of a Dev
Languages, Frameworks & Libraries Explained
The Best Supplemental Materials
Making your Portfolio Stand Out
Building a Community
Job Titles Explained
The Targeted Job Hunt
What to Expect in the Interview Process
You Won't Know A Lot of Things and That's OK
This should be required reading by anyone who is thinking about a career in programming. Caitlyn gives personal examples that are relatable and meaty. She nails so many aspects of building a career in technology.
This is the book I wish I had when I attended my coding bootcamp! It's a great resource that will save you so much time and help you figure out what's going on in tech.
The book I wish I had when graduating from code school! And the book I will give to all future grads I mentor. Caitlyn demystifies what it’s really like to navigate the tech industry and land your first developer job!
Hi, I'm Caitlyn! I'm a Software Engineer who, until I was 31 years old, sold beer for a living. In 2019, I made the leap and joined a bootcamp, landing my first job before I finished. Since then, I've talked to a lot of aspiring developers and I noticed they all had some of the same questions and gaps in knowledge that I did at the time. By sharing what I've learned, I hope to help developers better navigate the tech world, build confidence, and ultimately succeed!