Hello, sorry to bother you all (well I actually hope I’m not ^^)
I recently realized, after 3 years in my current field, that I didn’t really like my job… Common one might say. I have a diploma in town planning enginneering, and have worked so far only as a civil servant. When I took the course in town planning, I thought it would be more scientific (I have a background in biology) but it turns out it’s 99% administrative which I find ultra-boring. Well anyway, long story short, I need something else ^^
When looking back, the part I liked the most about my engineering degree was the courses we had on database management system, GIS and (very small mind you) bases of SQL one semester. and even before that, during my original course (sorry, no equivalent in english for that, it’s “classe préparatoire”, a purely french system for entering engineering schools), we had like 2 hours a week learning bases of code on Matlab (yeah I know, not a real thing, but we still had some fun creating a why function, or basic game when we finished the exercises). So much that I thought “I should switch to computer science” back then. Which I never did, because France has a very linear education system, and at that time, it was just a thought.
So I decided to check if it may interest me more than my current job. And it seems like it does. I ended up here because for anything technical, (even more when it’s related to computers! ) I immediately switch to english for better results.
Anyway, it seems like I enjoyed the first few courses I did here. And I’m more interested in backend seemingly.
I checked courses to get a degree, but they are very expensive, and I have no idea of their actual value. Thing is, I think France is very attached to degrees. I read the topic on “How I landed a Real world dev job in 6 months” but I’m sceptical about the actual chances of that ever happening ^^
Chances of “switching to IT job” withing my current job is also close to nil since most public structures outsources everything.
So if anyone would wish to impart their wisdom, I’ll gladly accept it ^^
Also : Sorry for eventual english mistakes, or odd phrasing ^^