I am looking for projects I can work on for real world experience

Hi there everyone.

I started learning to code about a year ago when I needed to create some music effects with max msp and one I got started I really enjoyed it. Right now I am working in a boring data entry job which I have done for 12 years. I am looking for a change and have been learning coding in my spare time. I completed the C++ course on here, then harvards CS50 course, then I did the freecodecamp data analysis with python course and I am currectly working my way through the machine learning course on here now.

I would really like to get some experience working on real world projects but I do not know how to go about this. I am not even sure if I have enough knowledge yet. Every time I learn more about coding it seems that I know less but I have got used to searching stack overflow and reading through documentation to figure out what I need to do. I just want to try and work on something real that is now a course so I can put this an my CV when I need to apply for jobs.

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance


Honestly, the best advice I can give as someone who hasn’t solicited a job in the field yet, is to remake industry specific software in your own way. It doesn’t have to be as advanced or powerful as enterprise software, but if it can perform the same functionality while using skillful programming concepts, it’ll be powerful as a portfolio project. Fill up your Github and go from there.

If you’re looking for a Data Analyst job and using machine learning, create a software that reads in data (not necessarily from a database, but raw unorganized data), analyzes the current data set to produce graphs and easily understood information, and if the data allows you to, make predictions using machine learning skills to predict how the data is projected to change (i.e. risk analysis).


Hi there!
So since you’re taken a course in data analysis, I assume you’d like to be active in that area. Visit Kaggle on a daily basis, and very soon you’ll start to see a pattern of what the most in-demand projects are(for example right now Stock Prediction is pretty hot). and then start creating your algorithm, and put it on your Kaggle profile!
And in case you need to brush up your memory, Codeacademy’s Data Analysis career path is amazing.


@giga0664757756 Have you seen this list of projects? https://www.codecademy.com/projects


Thank you for another great share!

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thanks for all the replies! Theres plenty to get stuck into here!