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I11ya
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A noob here, please don't judge too hard.
My major is maths and philosophy(mainly doing logic in philosophy), and even though we had python in maths, it's so basic I don't even think I can say I learnt anything (sololearn on my phone taught me more lol)
Does anyone have experience of transferring to IT after or during a maths degree? Not rly asking for advice, just want to hear life experiences and maybe learn something!

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  • 3
    My fiancee transitioned from medical stuff to programming. I think it'll work out if that's what you wanna do.
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    Hello there, what aspect of coding are you hoping to get into, high level, low level, networking? Focus on abstraction techniques (these will help you a lot in managing complexity). Computer Science is one of the most successful manifestations of discrete mathematics. Without knowing your interests, it is very hard to make suggestions, in the words of Marcus Aurelius: "but if a thing is humanly possible, consider it to be within your reach". Good luck!
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    @ymas definitely interested in high level coding, but I rly just wanted to hear different people's experiences irrespective of my interests:)
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    I am doing both math and computer science and I think the math people would be able to easily pick up programming, as they already encounter abstract problems and figure out how to make sense of things.

    If math was fun for you (even if you weren't great), especially proofs and tricky exercises, I think programming won't be that hard to get into.

    You will still need to go through learning it as there's information that you need to know, as any other skill.

    If math wasn't for you, programming can still be easier for you. I'm not saying you need to be good at math, but I think if you are good at math, programming shouldn't be too difficult.
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    My boss studied math and I feel like 2/3 of my computer science classes were math too. The programming stuff you learn by yourself. University doesn't really teach it.
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    Thanks a lot everyone! I guess I'll just keep at it and continue learning python's modules and Java while throwing in some theory!
    If anyone has interesting stories though, I would still love to hear them!
    If anyone has any good resources that they don't mind sending it'd be most welcome (not sure if it goes against the policies of this network though)
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    Sites like http://codingame.com/ give you tons of puzzle you can solve to train yourself. Beside that, language documentations, stackoverflow and google are your friends.

    Happy learning !
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