I am a #codenewbie based in London, currently transitioning into the field of software engineering through a coding bootcamp.
Prior to this, I was an actuarial analyst in the insurance industry.
Basically my job was to make sure that Insurance companies have enough money set aside to pay their customers if touch wood something bad happens.
I chanced upon this idea of a coding bootcamp through talking to a friend during a casual friday night dinner.
Before that I have always thought that I need to do a 3 years CS degree in order to become hirable as a software engineer.
Knowing that I am able to be a functional software engineer through the bootcamp route with much less time opened me to many paths I have not thought to be possible before.