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Starting New Programming Career after 50
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Starting New Programming Career after 50
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I am looking for a career change coming from a hospitality and customer service background. I have also run a freelance photography business and I work with Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop. I am at the first stages trying to figure out what direction I want to go. I figure I have time to learn the basics but I think ahead. Ultimately, I would like to utilize my creativity and problem-solving skills while being as marketable as possible. My aptitude test came back Python designer. I'm thinking front end for the user and utilizing my skillset. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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hang on to the photography work. think about automating many of the steps you do for photography by using your programming skills. learn image processing in Python once you can write programs. i have also been thinking of doing interesting things with video plus maybe some AI. one is an app to watch a moving train go by and by watching the wheels (a common size) figure out the length of the whole train (meters, feet) along with the number or cars (don't add engines to this count) and number of each type of car on manifest trains. also figure out the average speed and the speed at any moment (produce a long graph of the speed change as it goes by). i'm trying to think what such an app can learn from the audio besides which wheels have flat spots.
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Thanks for the input. In a perfect world I could combine my photography with my programing
skills and be highly marketable with good earning potential. But I guess like my mentor said it's all in that first step so I will be signing up for introduction to python. All input is definitely appreciated because I feel better with some direction. My concern was just throwing money at a course without any goal in mind. And python aptitude test came back python designer.
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See this thread for some resources (tutorials): https://python-forum.io/thread-39262.html
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write a program that reads in nine picture images and selects which ones have a traffic light in the scene.
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