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Hi. Lawyer of around 8 years (both big law and inhouse experience). Finally decided to accept the sunk costs as I have never been happy with my job. After doing some serious soul searching, I want to pivot into SWE/web development. Preferably full stack. Only on point experience is having built 3 personal websites in Wordpress = nothing but something that shows my passion? Going to try for the bootcamp path. But, would love to speak to some SWEs. I think 70% of my network is lawyers.

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Hey! Could you DM me with your email address? I’ll try to put you in touch with a SWE who can provide you with advice. But for now, yes, a boot camp would be a good place to start. From there, securing internships, etc.

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