My battleplan for wealth: (and by wealth I mean a liveable wage. wealth can come after, atm I'm making 15k and this shit needs to stop)
my background is design/advertising. i bring solid skills in that department.
- self teach python
- create some apps (simple stuff, but hopefully responsive, wellconceptualized and visually neat and clean)
- create a website for my company
- launch apps commercially
- start doing basic marketing to gain freelance clients (lower level programming jobs)
- simultaneously apply for internships as software developer
what you say biz? don't laugh at me, i don't care about making 100k. I'm fine with 40k but a moderately respectable career.
Once those things are achieved I will either
a) do a masters in design
b) do a BA in CS
what do you think?
Depends. If you've learnt a language before (assuming it isn't some special snowflake language like VBA) then you can learn just about anything. It's mostly a matter of mastering the syntax.
Tip for OP, if you plan on building mobile apps learn something like Java or Ruby. Python is excellent to begin learning coding with and if you plan on doing analytics or web services then stick with Python.
Been teaching Python for 2 years if you need any assurance
Keep in mind, 'hello world' in python is just
Plus with things like coursera and udemy, you can get a better teacher than most universities employ for the low, low price of free. I learned the basics of python from Udemy myself (At least I think it was Udemy).
Python's definitely a friendly starter language OP, though for App development you'll probably want Java. Whether you want to dive right in to that or learn the easier language first is your call of course. BTW if you're good at design/adverts, you might want to also check out Elance, that's got to be in demand with everyone starting their own bizniz. Hell, I'd like someone to help me market my quantified horoscope app once I finish it.