Hey everyone! I'm an aspiring freelancer/developer/researcher trying to figure out the right cocktail of skills to acquire that will lead to a steady income. My degrees are all science-related and have nothing to do with software development, yet I somehow found myself learning to program after a few years of unemployment. My prolonged unemployment status is due to the fact that I am stubborn and want make a living that quenches my thirst for knowledge. You could say I was programed to be a scientist (pardon the pun 😅).
Although I'm an outsider when it comes to computer science, maybe I'll wake up one day and realize I'm developer. However, becoming a developer isn't necessarily a priority of mine. My main goal is to figure out a way to make an income while working remotely (my sleep schedule doesn't seem to agree with the 9-5 grind and I'm sick of always getting fired for being late). I want to tailor the skills I decide to acquire so that I can still contribute to and engage with the scientific community in the future. I still have a dream of going back to school and getting a PhD. I'm hoping this coding detour I'm taking will not only help me support myself financially, but also to fulfill my dream of becoming a real scientist.