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How to successfully shift your career to become a developer

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It’s never an easy decision to shift careers, but in a slowing economy, you might want to look for growth industries like tech if you want to build a sustainable career for yourself. It’s a mental journey to overcome the fear and pressure of starting over, but once you’ve come to terms with your choice, you’ll need to learn some new skills. But where to start, what to focus on, and what is actually the right career for you in tech? Hiba Machfej has gone through it all. After studying architecture at Yarmouk private university in Damascus, she worked as an architect before she decided to start her journey to become a frontend developer. Join this session as she shares how you can overcome the anxiety of change and start learning what you need to succeed in the tech industry.

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It’s never an easy decision to shift careers, but in a slowing economy, you might want to look for growth industries like tech if you want to build a sustainable career for yourself. It’s a mental journey to overcome the fear and pressure of starting over, but once you’ve come to terms with your choice, you’ll need to learn some new skills. But where to start, what to focus on, and what is actually the right career for you in tech? Hiba Machfej has gone through it all. After studying architecture at Yarmouk private university in Damascus, she worked as an architect before she decided to start her journey to become a frontend developer. Join this session as she shares how you can overcome the anxiety of change and start learning what you need to succeed in the tech industry.

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Key Learning:

1. Challenges of shifting careers and opportunities to pursue a career in tech.

2. Learning tracks and unconventional education opportunities to become a developer (online courses, bootcamps, self-teaching…)

3. Actionable tips and up-skilling steps to manage your career shift and pursue a developer career.

4. Potential challenges of becoming a developer without a computer science degree and tips on how to overcome them. 

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