Know What You Are Getting Into
The world of development is vast and has a unique and fascinating past. To give you a better perspective on software engineers, read this blog post about what software engineering is all about. It's going to be a bit technical at times. If you encounter a subject, term, or concept you don't know or understand, take the opportunity to write it down and bring it to the course, and we can discuss it together.
NOTE: This article is long. Read all the content. In fact, read it twice.
Read: What is Code?
Really, read: What is Code?
We really think you should read: What is Code?
In the technical space, there are many other jobs than just "developer."
While watching the talk below, take notes about the different career paths and consider which one appeals the most to you. Where do you want to be in your career in two years? Five years?
Watch this talk about what other jobs are possible in the field.
This article discusses more types of jobs that graduates have.