I was a PhD student in Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Hong Kong.
I did a startup during my studies, and back then I used WordPress for prototype, and there are so many problems with that. So I get how important it is to have the ability to build a quality website, and I decide to learn Full-Stack Web Development.
I like the experience that I can be very independent while learning: reading the materials, finishing the exercises, and doing the coding assignments, but when I have any problem, my teacher is online to help me instantly.
I'm working in Deloitte Consulting now under this new initiative called Future of Work, and we have so many new projects all the time. On one hand, I help our clients build interactive digital playbooks and build platforms to educate our Deloitte practitioners about our products; on the other hand, I work as a data scientist and build models for actuaries, as well as some data mining projects. I wouldn't have got this job if I hadn't learnt Web development, as they really need a talent to fill in different roles.
By the way, check out my portfolio website.
I actually appreciate all the hardship while completing the assignments. I was always hoping to get as many exercises as possible. One slight let-down is that most corporates don't use Ruby, but picking up PHP was quite quick and it's sufficient. But I do think I can use Ruby in future for my own projects. If possible, including Angular or React would be very helpful too.
"I had this gradual realization that digital transformation is accelerating in the world"
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Learn back-end development with Ruby and Rails. Computer science fundamentals with practical programming skills.