How many hours worth of coding practice would it take to get a decent dev/coding job in the US?


#1

I have no CS degree, or coding background; how many hours worth of coding practice would it take to get a decent dev/coding job in the US?

(I'm aware that there are companies who will hire on the basis of portfolio strength as opposed to a CS degree)

Assuming I'm an average person with no tech background, would you be able to give me a range?

Does 1,000 hours sound about right?


#2

Depending on how fast you can learn I would say anywhere between 1000-2000 hours of experience would put you where you want to be yes.