A guide based on my own experience to help you form your exit strategy to leave law and become a paid, professional, software developer.
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Software is eating the world. There's opportunity in the shifting paradigm. Learn how being a laywer is an asset in technology.
Becoming just an entry level professional software developer can take as little as a year if you follow the track laid out in this book. Explore both traditional and informal routes.
A career shift is tricky when there are financial constraints. Consider the options to see if this is a viable path - likely it is.
Now a full time software developer specializing in iOS development, Will Ha works for a consulting firm on a variety native mobile products. Prior to making the shift, he was an associate at a defense side litigation firm for two years after graduating from law school in 2008 - in the midst of the great recession. He was also a woodworker, a solo criminal law attorney, and a buyer in retail - all short lived before seeing the software path.