Before Becoming A Software Developer

Practical, Relatable Guidance for a Successful Career Transition

The educational barriers have never been lower to become a Software Developer.

It seems that everywhere you turn (especially on YouTube), someone is sharing how they broke into a coding career with no technical background, in just 2 months (ok, that last part was shade 😜).

As inspiring as these stories are, you may have questions:

Can I do the same❓

Do I have what it takes❓

How can I be sure that a career in coding is for me❓


I created this course to offer practical, relatable answers to these questions and more.

I help you make sense of the decision to become a developer, and present realistic approaches to planning & navigating your journey.

I look forward to being your unfair advantage before you become a developer! 🧡


Your Instructor


Arit Amana
Arit Amana

At 38 years of age, Arit became a Software Engineer after being a stay-at-home mom of 2 (and a public health analyst before that). She enrolled in the Firehose Project coding bootcamp, and landed her first developer job 6 months after graduating.

Arit currently works at Forem, an open source company that is building the next generation of ultra-customizable, data-respecting, privacy-obsessed online community software!

Arit blogs at arit.dev and maintains a YouTube channel called aritdeveloper.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
How can I be sure that I will like the course?
You can preview several lectures in the course, for FREE! Simply navigate to the Course Curriculum section above, and click on the lectures with the "preview" button next to them. Enjoy an amuse-bouche of what the entire course has to offer!

This course is closed for enrollment.