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Where do I start to pick up skills to become a SWE? Want to start a side project of my own. The objective isn't to launch and validate an idea but rather for me to learn how to just build something - a website perhaps (front end, backend , database - develop on cloud , the whole shabang). How do I start , where do I start? I looked at the Odin project so far

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There are so many different dbs and frontend/backend frameworks out there so the first step is doing your due diligence to pick a stack. After doing so I’d recommend buying a Udemy course on that stack as most of their courses will teach you how to build, test, and deploy full stack applications end to end. I’d also recommend searching this question on YouTube to see what actual SWE content creators have to say. Best of luck to you!

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Do you want to learn to code or learn how everything works or learn to build everything from scratch? What’s your skill set and how much do you know now?

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Start with a python class online just to see if you have the aptitude for it. It is easier if you do have a project you are passionate about.

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Perfect, thanks so much. I think I already know what to build , 1. Pull up a list of LinkedIn users who have posted a link to- a job that's been posted on the LinkedIn site. When I see a job at a company , I always try to find someone at the company who has made a post about the job. It's time consuming for me to do this right now, would be fun to automate this

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Whatever you do, don't try to do everything. You'll find that you'll know bits of a lot different coding languages but never truly an expert in one, and unfortunately in some cases, not enough to land that dream job. Dip your hands in most through online courses, tutorials, passion projects etc and see which one sparks your interest the most - then isolate your learning to become an expert in that particular language.

Thanks everyone. Will start with a Python course on Udemy

Gl! Everyone else beat me to it : ) Love Udemy

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