How I Got My First Developer Job Without a CS Degree

Samantha Ming
Jul 18, 2018 · 3 min read
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Me speaking at Langara College

Had such a fun time speaking to the students of Langara College. I talked about my experience of finding my first developer job after graduating from a programming boot camp without a Computer Science degree. Thank you so much Jacob Tran for inviting me. Can’t wait to do it again!

Here is my advice:

  1. ✅ Practice your Algorithms
  2. ✅ Be Kind to your Classmates!

Advice #1 — Attend Networking Events 🤝

C’mon does networking actually work? Yes it does! I got two job offers after I graduated without even applying. And I did it through networking. It may seem like I’m tooting my own horn. Fine, I am 😜 But that’s because I want you to understand the importance of networking. I want YOU to succeed! That way you can also be the biggest SOB and brag about getting how you got your job without even applying 😉

Where to find networking events?

Advice #2 — Practice your Algorithms 💻

Free Algorithm Challenges

Advice #3 — Be Kind to your Classmates ❤️

I wish you all the best! Good luck, you got this! 💪


Thanks for reading ❤

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