I’ve recently started working through CodeAcademy, having completed a few of the courses multiple times now and aspire to start a software development career. However, the problem is that starting as an entry level software developer is definitely not in my family’s budget and a lateral step would be equivalent to a “Level 3 developer”, which in my company is basically a senior developer.
Any advice on how to… develop the skills to make a lateral or smaller step down with no professional experience in development? I’m not much of a web design person, for I have the artistic creativity of a 6 year old. Functionality is closer to my heart. I’m the type of personal that looks “past the paint job”
Also, does anyone know of open source projects that would be good to reach out to for mentoring / learning more about professional development?