Getting back in the industry

Hello,

I’m 48 and I’m setting to get back in the industry. I have a Bs Computer Science and years of experience although not recent. I have knowledge of Programming (C, Pascal, VB, and others), Databases, Communications, Networking, and some other stuff. I have been keeping myself relatively connected to the IT world though not deeply into it. I’m interested in Python and Swift as programming languages but I wonder if I could get some direction from the forum.

I’m possibly moving to Australia (I live in Uruguay) as my wife’s Aussie and we’ve been postponing the move long enough. This year might be the year we take the plunge. I think that a work on IT could help me. I have an MBA and a strong Management Experience in Development Finance so this is trying an alternative because that industry is not really developed down under.

Can somebody offer guidance of course choices?

Thanks,
Mario

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Hey,

That’s awesome!

Well if you’re interested in Python and Swift, you can basically get started for free:

https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-python
https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-swift

Subscribing to Codecademy Pro will give you more options, but these would be a good place to start to see how you like the two languages. They should be fairly easy to navigate given your knowledge of programming.

Did you perhaps check the job offers around where you’d be relocating? It could give you pointers as to where you should be headed with your learning? Just a thought, though.

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Thanks! I’ll go through both as I think this could give me the most chances with swift to develop apps for the apple family of OSes and Python for more web and data science specific goals. Let’s see how it goes. Thanks again!

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