The past two years have been an absolute roller-coaster with work, as I’ve found myself more and more assimilated into the wacky culture of programmers. Yet the fact remains that, two years ago, I knew nothing about programming at all. Python code scared me, and the very word “compiler” would send me screaming into the night.
All the same, once I set my mind to something, I learn fast. That, paired with my talent for not looking like a total imbecile in brand new professional situations, helped me to dive in pretty fast. And apparently, it made quite a few people think I actually knew what I was doing.
Either that, or they’re brutally anti-beginner.