First generation seeking advice

Lyft FzNF75
May 14 13 Comments

I’m a 26 year old professional who moved to the Bay for work recently who works in Ops. Ever since I moved here, I’ve realized how much respect engineers receive because of the value they add to the company—especially since I’m in danger of being laid off. The future is relatively more secure and compensation is top of the line.

Since I already have a degree in economics (non-quantitive focused) I am figuring out the least expensive way to break into this space. From my research, I’ve found the following pathways.

1. Free boot camps (Ex: Free-code camp, 42)
2. Online MOOCS and nano-degrees
3. Community college —> 4 year CS degree
4. Masters degree in CS
5. Coding boot camps

If you have any advice or additional resources I’d really appreciate it!

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Microsoft BarFoo
    There is no such thing as “future is secure”. Engineers get laid off all the time.
    May 14 1
    • Lyft FzNF75
      OP
      Correction: it’s RELATIVELY more secure
      May 14
  • Beckon / Eng dBqe01
    DevOps? Why do you need to go to the bootcamp?
    May 14 2
    • New MVxb56
      May be not devops but business operations in general
      May 14
    • Lyft FzNF75
      OP
      Business intelligence sound like a good path as well
      May 14
  • Google PCBro
    Nano degrees + undergrad. Your preferences will change along your career
    May 14 1
  • New amafang
    Lambda School?
    May 14 1
    • Lyft FzNF75
      OP
      Hmm $20k upfront or 17% of salary for two years seems pretty expensive.
      May 14
  • Samsung cynt
    Lyft started laying off people?
    May 14 2
    • Lyft FzNF75
      OP
      Yep
      May 14
    • Samsung cynt
      Because of stock price? Is engineering getting affected?
      May 14
  • Lyft FzNF75
    OP
    I’m not in engineering so can’t speak to that
    May 14 0

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