I'm a complete newbie to geekzone and joined specifically to ask this question after reading other forum topics and being thoroughly impressed with the community here.
I recently started playing around with some web coding languages and, in a nutshell and to my complete surprise, discovered that I really enjoy it!
So far its only basic stuff in html & css so that I could tinker with WordPress themes a little bit, but the more i discover the more I want to learn!
I've signed up with Team Treehouse and have worked though some basic tutorials and that's going well :)
To get to the point I've decided to embark on a completely new career path, get out of these muddy steelcaps & hi-vis vests and pursue a career in web development.
After getting very excited about this new venture I soon became very overwhelmed with all that the big wide world of IT has to offer! I haven't had much to do within the IT industry so now I'm reaching out for guidance and tips.
Can anyone advise or share your experiences about the best way to become ready to enter the workforce as a web developer.
- paid courses/diplomas/degrees VS open source learning?
- what learning institutions are worth investigating (online or in Wellington)?
- what are the entry level requirements for a web developer in the industry?
I'm ready to work hard, to go out there and kick some courses in the arse, or hibernate in my home office until I've scoured through all the open source learning there is available, so I'm not looking for a quick overnight slingshot to a dream job!
What I want to avoid is wasting time or money committing to a learning path that fails to deliver the basics.
If you made it through my rambling, I'd love to know what your thoughts are.
Looking forward to hearing from you