I asked a question on what is the best way to go into programming field, especially where I can work from home, and my question was put on hold
However, you're probably not asking this question because you're merely curious. Something tells me that there's actually a real problem beneath that question that we just haven't exposed. Have you interviewed for a job as a programmer? Did it not work out so well? Are you hoping to learn something that helps you nail your next interview?
Yes there is an actual problem, it's rather complex:
- I've suddenly become a single mother (expecting in Oct 2014) and now I am wondering how I will take care of my child (other than grandparents, nannies), and would like to keep my options flexible
- I'm currently at an IT job that is not the right fit for me. However I need to clear a certification related to my current job function by Oct 2014 (better to finish what was already started, I cleared one out of three required exams already, and I am very close to clearing the second one)
- I am interested in a job that allows me to work from home, preferably with flexible hours, and the advice I have been given is that many programming jobs fit this description
- I excelled in programming (and I was very focused while doing this, and I otherwise get easily distracted) in college and graduate schools, but it has been 15 years since I did serious programming. However if minor programming is needed at my job, my boss turns to me
- How do I get back in the game? So far I've been given great advice such as actively participating in open source projects, set up GIT on my machine, actually do programming (don't worry too much about certifications), getting smart on algorithms, study remote jobs offered on stackexchange website, etc. Is there anything else I should think about? Time is limited right now, and I want to plan best as I can. I'll start working my plan probably in beginning of 2016 (after my child is more than a year old)
Would this be considered a detailed question? Perhaps TMI? Feel free to edit it to make it appropriate for these forums.