Reach out to People You Know and You'll Be Surprised: From Comedian to Developer with Scrimba Student Amy

Reach out to People You Know and You'll Be Surprised: From Comedian to Developer with Scrimba Student Amy

πŸŽ™ About the episode

Meet Amy Corson πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ! Amy is a recently hired new developer. She's also an aspiring comedian! During the pandemic, she realized she was unhappy with her day job and decided to change it. So: this episode is both insightful and funny!

In this interview, Amy talks about learning to code and how her brother, also a self-taught developer, introduced her to Scrimba. You'll learn about ghost buses, local coding meetups, and how help can come from the unlikeliest of places. Amy also teaches you how to pick a coding project you're not going to give up on, even if it might give you food poisoning. Ultimately, you will hear how Amy approached both studying and applying for jobs, how she prepared for the job interview that landed her the job she's doing now, and why vague emails from recruiters are even more stressful when you're in the mountains.

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