I am looking for advice on changing sector/role/career... Here is my backstory.
I've primarily been in retail management throughout my career. Intending to start in web/software development. Aged 35 and based in Ireland.
I'm attending university - distance programme so I'm available to work also - and filling in the gaps with relevant online courses. In the early 2000's I started web dev as a hobby so I'm not completely new to it. Also my college assessments are always A's or B's (Computing/programming all A's). I've also completed Udacity.com's CS101 and attained "Highest Distinction".
My plan is as follows:
- Complete some web dev specific courses over the summer (Stanford, Udacity, Google).
- Build a small portfolio site with 4 - 6 sites/web apps.
- Attend career fairs, web summits, lean weekends.
- Work my small but real network
- solid HTML and CSS
- Jquery, Bootstrap
So any advice considering I am pushing to get working in a real environment a.s.a.p.
Thanks in advance,