Alex Goncharov2013-12-20 15:35:17
IT education
Alex Goncharov, 2013-12-20 15:35:17

A difficult life situation for a girl who decided to become a programmer. What to do?

Good day, friends! My sister writes:
"I'm 16 years old. I really want to become a front-end developer.
The fact is that my parents do not have money for my decent education, for the specialty that I like. They don't have money for me to study in a decent but they very insistently order me to go to our local college, in any profession supposedly "education" and all.
Why should I follow their advice if they themselves have not achieved anything in life? And I'd rather die than live like my parents did. I can't explain to them that I won't make a seamstress-mechanic or a catering technologist. I don't like it and I don't want to waste my time on it. After all, no one has canceled self-education and personal discipline. And adult uncles and aunts developers, I suppose, learned this for the most part - themselves. I take online courses in HTML and CSS - I read the relevant Ruby / Ruby on Rails literature day and night. I want to know, understand and be able to.
But I honestly don't know what to do in this situation. I do not want to study what I do not like and, to put it mildly, "futile". Help me please!"

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Fray, 2013-12-20

what city does the reincarnation of Jeanne d'Arc live in?) so many things came together in this post, starting with the peculiarities of the puberty period and ending with the problems of high technology industries, that it is so sad and really want vodka.
firstly, don’t panic) I didn’t
ask about the city by chance - now you can find a cozy nest of developers almost everywhere. Even if you do not have business centers filled with IT companies, there is a possibility that in the next entrance on the ground floor the three-room apartment is not an apartment at all, but a mini office.
Find several companies, offer yourself as a loyal junior.
The first time, probably, it still won’t work, but having received 10 refusals, on the 11th you will know exactly how to build a conversation and how to put pressure on the decision maker.
Start a blog and post your successes and achievements there ... it will stimulate, discipline, it's always easier to look at your notes than to dig through literature with the words "I did it, I saw it somewhere."

Yuri Lobanov, 2013-12-20

I support @Anonym , my brother and I were sent to St. Petersburg, and there are four of us in the family, the first two years they helped, then they began to earn money themselves. Now I understand that they could start earning from the first course. There is a lot of work for students, just not to be lazy. This is of course if you are able to enter the budget. If not, then all talk is empty.
And I recommend at the age of 16 not to write about the fact that parents have not achieved anything. You apparently have the Internet, a computer and you, apparently, are not hungry. And parents also insist on education, which also says a lot. I saw my first computer in my second year at the institute, earned money for it in the summer, and nevertheless, I am very grateful to my parents.
Your parents went through the 90s, and you didn't even catch them. So hold on to your conclusions.

Nikolai Vasilchuk, 2013-12-20

And what, budgetary education was canceled chtoli?

keslo, 2013-12-21

I would not say that you have a difficult life situation. Rather, it is simply a matter of choosing a future profession and defending it. If you know what you want, then that's great! I don't remember what I was thinking about when I finished school :) I
remembered: a desperate man jumped from a bridge into the river and thought that all his problems could be solved. Except for the fact that he is already flying from the bridge into the river.

Yuri Yarosh, 2013-12-20

Write to Skype d00mko
I'll tell you my story and share my experience.

Sergey, 2013-12-20

=) one nyashka in the camp of geeks will be more. why encoder?) why not system administration?

GaryH, 2014-01-19

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Jeremy Jackson, 2013-12-20

All the same, it’s worth graduating from the institute, and it doesn’t really matter which one, purely killing two birds with one stone, fulfilling the desire of your parents (whatever they were, they raised you), and receiving a piece of paper about higher education.
And in almost any institute, they won’t teach you something that will help you in your specialty, there are some basic things, but everything is not really right. Almost all the knowledge and skills in IT, I mastered self-study.
Therefore, I see no reason to prevent you from studying at the institute and learning something necessary and interesting.
At the age of 16, I would have such aspirations and a computer =)

o_f, 2015-10-26

So how did it end? :)

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