something I’ve noticed lately is that when someone asks what I’m up to outside of work, I’ll say like “working out, hanging with my partner, doodling sometimes, but I’ve kinda taken a hiatus from that and started learning how to code.”
four out of four people I’ve said that to have all asked more about it… and all of’em said “hey, once you feel solid enough and got a bit of a portfolio, I’m betting we’ll have a junior coder position at _______. Just lemme know!”
or they know somebody who’s looking for a developer, etc.
and I’m just like…. huh. This is just me making random smalltalk with customers… and anyone I bring it up to has implied that they’d probably at least get me an interview, or try to set me up with a job.
What is happening this is so weird. It’s also made me realize that a lot of computer science people actually really love good coffee??? I never thought I’d make these connections just BSing with customers at my shop.
but also omfg yesssssssssssss!!! Just gotta keep working at it and getting better at coding!!! And I’ll probably have a job a couple years down the line.