Let me tell you a few things...
I have spent my career learning what I need to know. My passion for technology started early. In sixth grade I got a Tandy 64 for Christmas and started writing color basic out of a book that came with it. I started combining various projects and creating things. I knew then I wanted to be a programmer. Life happens, and other opportunities were available, and I jumped on it. I spent 20 years of my professional career working in IT and customer support.
I finally took the leap and transitioned my career into software development. I went to a programming boot camp for C# backend development. I graduated and I have been working in software development since. I am happy with my choice and would not change it for the world.
Roskam Baking Company
Corporate Applications Developer
Software Engineer Level 3
This was my first chance to work as a software engineer. We provided integrations for various software packages which would gather metrics and/or logs and push them to Google, AWS, or Azure. I was able to use my experience in customer support. I successfully assisted customers with any issues. If any fixes for issues were required in the software, I would implement the changes. Technologies used while in this position included Java, Go, Typescript, Kubernetes, and Various other integrations