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swvangil

Hi Raza! I spent most of my career in Atlanta. Currently living in Ellijay, about an hour north of Atlanta. Personally, I'm a little more interested in backend stuff, but happy to help you any way I can. Are you connected with TAG (Technology Association of Georgia)? There's also an Atlanta Developers Facebook group that might be helpful. Curious where you work, or if you're running your own business?

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Raza • Edited

Thank you for reply! I am not owning a business or work at the moment. For the past two years before may 15 this year I was working as Math and Science teacher at a private school southwest of Atlanta. I felt like I need more than just math and science teacher, so I resigned from my job and start learning JavaScript, html, CSS, and now React. I am still very new in this kind of thing; I don't have supporting system other than websites. I need someone to guide me and give the ins and out of the industry. I will appreciate your help. My real name is Rama Hawai. Educationally wise I have a degree in Applied Mathematics; I majored in Math and minored in computer science.

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swvangil

Understand. Thanks, Rama. If I had one recommendation, it would be to take one of the web developer masterclasses on Udemy. There are several that are excellent, but this one seems to have the best connection to the industry: udemy.com/course/the-complete-web-.... This course should cost about $15, as it goes on sale regularly at this price. I also subscribed to the "Zero to Mastery" newsletters - they continuously update me on the industry. This one from Angela Yu is also excellent - everything she teaches is amazing. You might check these out and see what you think: udemy.com/course/the-complete-web-...

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swvangil

One other thing: Something I've learned whether you're studying web development, Python, or something else: You NEED to have a real project to create. The courses have interesting sample projects that are quite good, but I always try to make them my own by creating something I really want to use. For example, in my last Python course, the sample project was to call an API that found cheap flight deals to anywhere in the world. i added my own enhancement and voice-enabled the entire thing, so that I got an audible report in addition to the screen information. If you make these projects your own, you will learn more, it will be more fun, and you'll have something interesting and useful when you're done. Stay in touch and good luck!

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Raza

Thank you for the recommendations !