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How I Became A Software Engineer

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An aggressively unscripted story of how I became a software engineer and some thoughts for those looking to get into the field. my apologies for every time I say uhhhh Also, I forgot the outro music, my bad ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••­­­••••••••• TWITTER - https://twitter.com/jarvis INSTAGRAM - https://instagram.com/magicjarvis ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••­­­••••••••• MAIN CHANNEL - https://youtube.com/jarvisjohnson

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Jarvis Johnson II (9 days ago)
This video is pretty loose so my apologies if you're not into that
Sebastian Alcala (4 days ago)
Jarvis Johnson II amazing video
Meme Machine (5 days ago)
Nah its fine
Christine A (6 days ago)
I can totally get used to this. It's really fun listening to you just talk.
David M (7 days ago)
I'm into that!
witali mik (7 days ago)
But Jarvis, wasn't it back then Macromedia and not Adobe? :P Common show us how old you really are :D
Wayne Jackson Jr. (3 hours ago)
Glad you are trying a new style of video. Great story! Made a similar vid myself recently on how I became a Facebook Engineer!
Steven Weinert (10 hours ago)
12:34....why did you do that :D
SF Yuppies (1 day ago)
nice background, awesome content
SoSoSteph (1 day ago)
😍😍 my journey into computer science was very lonely. What I realized is that I like business analysis/data analysis and now big data. Like you, I really like python. I use sql everyday in my current role working on big data project at a major bank. My journey has been interesting and definitely not a straight path.
Ass Blaster (2 days ago)
Good video but went on pretty long, probably just because I’ve seen other videos of your’s
Eddie the eagle ! (2 days ago)
My sister likes troom and 5 minute crafts thank you for making these videos
Eddie the eagle ! (2 days ago)
I love your videos and I believe your words it's a funny Channel 😀
Wolfn07 (2 days ago)
Although I know software-related content is not your primary goal between either of your channels, I am grateful for your advice and anecdotes. Since discovering your content, I've noticed a newfound motivation, and a recreational interest in my coursework from four years ago that I thought may have been wasted on me. I may not have made the best use of my time in university, but I am convinced that I'll pursue my field just fine if I can maintain a healthy curiosity and passion for it. I cannot help but credit you for this. Looking forward to your content, wherever it goes. I always come out of your videos positive and optimistic.
Nicholas Georges (2 days ago)
Hey, I’m basically going through the same thing. I’m also really into coding
Miranda Manriquez (3 days ago)
As a student who went through a bootcamp, is there something I can do to be part of the developer community?
Gus Pelayo (3 days ago)
I like
Derek Baker (4 days ago)
This is the best video. Thank you
Casul Scrub (4 days ago)
Dig the format brobot
yemisi ogungbemi (4 days ago)
which songs do you use
Martin De Jonge (5 days ago)
I enjoyed the video, you have this way of opening up and inspiring people that I really love about your channel. Keep up it coming.
Y2K38 (5 days ago)
I like the unscripted format.
Matt H (5 days ago)
I'm surprised you got very few responses before working at Google, considering you're from Georgia Tech. I'm studying software development at a crappy community college and I get a good amount of responses. Now if I could just not suck at technical interview questions I think I'll be good
Server Six (5 days ago)
Honesty your content is so great. Inspiring as well
Meme Machine (5 days ago)
Btw Java is hard but its fast.
Meme Machine (5 days ago)
Hey, im jelly im only 14 but I know alot i have always had an A+ in coding my first coding software was python at home but in school we used swift and I was always ahead of everyone because I knew alot about coding, so im getting far i may get a job at a big company when im older if I choose to continue but i dont think im gonna stop coding any time soon. (P.S. I did make a game but never released it i never knew how and i can still release it but again idk how I think its good its a simple game about a jumping stickman lol.)
Bernardo (5 days ago)
It makes me so sad hearing about how easy it is for people to get big internship offers like that. I've been focusing on getting internships for the last 3 semesters, applying and going to interviews like crazy but I can't seem to get one :/ I've had tens of interviews but no offers. It doesn't help that everyone around me seems to be getting offers from big companies almost without trying while I struggle to get nothing and it really makes me question whether I belong in the industry at all:(
Jarvis Johnson II (4 days ago)
It’s not easy. Don’t compare yourself to others. If you want it, you belong. Keep trying
SoldierGaming (5 days ago)
Amazing Video!! Love all the advice and expirience you shared!!
Axel Rimka (6 days ago)
That Dope Dude (6 days ago)
I took introduction to programming and object oriented programming and data structure and algorithms i still cant code lol i can create only simple programs what should i do lol.
Sumit Yadav (6 days ago)
Amazing story! U really inspired me!
probably cesar (6 days ago)
great video!! <3
oskar walczak (6 days ago)
As a first year student of CS I must say that your videos really... calm me down? I know that I am pretty good in programming compared to people around me (I had a GREAT teacher in High School, I lear a lot on my own and I have a friend that knows more than me and teaches me), but I still worry that I don't know enough, that I don't practise enough. In my head software engineers were those all-knowing dudes and programming was pure magic that is hard to master. Your videos calm me down and show me that programmers are humans and can be really cool and programming is really fun and feels like magic in the good way. You are one of my biggest motivations to learn and practise, and thank you for that. With you programming becomes a big part of my life, and I love it.
Eric L (6 days ago)
Laugh (6 days ago)
Your second channel?
Aayush Jain (6 days ago)
just a super weird and non related question are you straight or gay?
Aayush Jain (6 days ago)
also the video was good 👌✌️
Sag Fag (6 days ago)
Dang, I wish I had friends
Mo Sangi (6 days ago)
Jarvis is math your favourite subject, and did it role with you like were you always good at math in high school and college? Cuz I suck at maths :( but I like CS.
Omar Carmona (6 days ago)
So web developers are now software engineers?
Travis Garnett (6 days ago)
Thank-you for your perspective of one's purpose, Jarvis. It resonates with me alot! Spot-on, as well, with college giving oneself the opportunity to "learn how to learn" / seeking failure [which leads to growth]. Keep 'em coming!!
SoulPanake (6 days ago)
Awesome video, man! Your story is so similar to what I’m going through I college. Except, I’m doing iOS development 😂
The Stoner Strategist (6 days ago)
Good video!
Joshua Serrano-Patron (6 days ago)
I loved it.
Billy Babcokcs (6 days ago)
such a good video, thank you for your time sharing this information
xx Light xx (6 days ago)
yes reupload that video I would like to see it
xx Light xx (6 days ago)
Ninja Momtastic (6 days ago)
My kids started getting coding in class at 3rd grade.
Indian Fun Funda (6 days ago)
Where r u from now ..
SCHMIEL SHOW (6 days ago)
I enjoyed it. I'm trying to teach myself web dev skills so I can eventually get a better job so it's nice to hear other people's experiences getting into the industry. The nitty gritty technical stuff takes a bit too much attention/focus to watch while I'm working but this kind of content is easy enough to process in the background while I'm knocking out work at my current gig.
GeohaganGameplays (7 days ago)
Jarvis, I went to the Georgia tech website to look at their CS degrees, and I watched a video on this link: https://www.cc.gatech.edu/minor-computing-intelligence. It was about the CS and Intelligence Thread and you were in the video
Laura Figueroa (7 days ago)
really liked this video. Your life experiences are really interesting
Neonfuz (7 days ago)
Yoooo, TI basic is great. Back in the day I made a ton of stuff with that. I remember making conway's game of life implementation that was super slow using the graph drawing functions, and macros for the particular things we were learning in my math class.
Maurice Williams (7 days ago)
I noticed that the gap between your teeth is gone.
Maurice Williams (7 days ago)
That's dumb that you have two YouTube channels. I promise you that I'm not trolling. Keep it on one channel. If you had all your videos on one channel you'll get more fans, and it'll be a lot easier to find you.
Jarvis Johnson II (4 days ago)
It’s not dumb, but sorry to have upset you.
Jeremy Jasiel (7 days ago)
What I got from this? Just do what you love. Great video!!
David M (7 days ago)
Jarvis, man. My new favorite YouTuber. Your story is so relatable and similar to mine in that I was also messing around with Dreamweaver and Flash when I was younger, I also got really good grades without trying, but would never call myself a good student. I finished a 6+ month full stack web development bootcamp and at the end of it I realized that I didn't enjoy it at all. Maybe it was the pace at which the bootcamp ran or maybe I was just bad at it, but whatever the case, I decided to pivot and go into UX design and I've never looked back. When you talk about learning in a way that works best for you, that has been 100% true . In college, I had a couple of professors take me aside and tell me, "Clearly, you don't have a learning disability (3.6 GPA), you just process very different from everyone else and the traditional way of doing things doesn't work for you." I think the bootcamp, as a methodology, just didn't work for me. I'm also not someone who likes to be engrossed in things the way you need to be with tech, and so surrounding myself with people who were only about that was a bit weird for me. It's why I like this channel. You code but coding is not who you are. You're more than that and I'd also like to be more than what I do and produce at the end of the day.
it nice (7 days ago)
Please make more story times I need guidance
TheBibleIsAmazing (7 days ago)
The pictures to the right are not level. Lol
AJ CV (7 days ago)
Hey man! I see you came to Barcelona... Were you working somewhere or just going to school here? I'm currently studying here, with a little more than a year to finish. Keep it up! Listening to your experiences is more interesting than you know.
Jarvis Johnson II (4 days ago)
I was taking classes at UPC
I’m also a software engineer, and the first time I really got into programming was also TI-BASIC on my TI-84 in the back of class in high school.
Dušan Papić (7 days ago)
I love your videos especially this kind of videos. Because of you I became interested in learning python but I don't know almost anything about coding so can you recommend me some tutorial or something like that?
Valentin Manès (7 days ago)
No script made it feel more authentic.
artr0x93 (7 days ago)
you should make a video showing your old drawings!
KAWS I SAID SO (7 days ago)
I’m a senior in high school rn and found an interest in coding and robotics a year ago. I just started to learn coding a month ago for my robotics class. Any good languages I could learn because I’m am so interested in tech
Daniel (7 days ago)
I love it. Longtime fan, got sad cause u honestly exploded, but this second account is a really nice way for you to stay close to the community. <3 u jarvis
Philliposis (7 days ago)
Jarvis, your path is really REALLY similar to mine hahahaha
Lin Sean (7 days ago)
I see genuine LOVE for software in this video, your experience is really inspiring and I'm so grateful that you shared it. Looking forward to more quality content!
Ansh Sharma (7 days ago)
This was a good and really helpful video
Tommyboy1162 (7 days ago)
Hey I am wanted to asked if you know some good colleges in NYC. What was you SAT score? I am currently a sophomore in high school and am really interested in programming and computers.
Legion Onyx (7 days ago)
Hey man, great video! I'm a freshman in college, trying to get a degree in CS. I've been really submersing myself into web development/ software development. I was just wondering if it was necessary for one to create an app to land a good internship in a large software company?
Nishant Mishra (7 days ago)
Thank you Jarvis 🤗
Sujeeth Jinesh (7 days ago)
Go Jackets! 🐝Love seeing the places fellow GT people go!
William Baxa (7 days ago)
Honestly, I fell like your videos are better unscripted, keep up the good work!
Tyler Chang (7 days ago)
Jarvis Love the videos!! I think your next video idea should talk about what it’s like living in Silicon Valley and the expenses that come along! Keep those videos coming!!
AB the tryhard (7 days ago)
You inspired me, I am in highschool, I know coding JavaScript, Python, HTML CSS
Your Highness (7 days ago)
After watching your videos and doing my own research, I've made the decision to switch from medicine to computer science!
Sk3tchYT FAN (7 days ago)
Carlo Gesualdo (7 days ago)
Turned on notifacations, why don't you try saying my name? Also remember that the diffrence between the first and last desk of the Violas is about 5 mesures.
Sfad Hjkl (7 days ago)
TheKevinNerd (7 days ago)
What's your salary?
TheKevinNerd (7 days ago)
Holy shut I love drawing and my favorite aninated serie is dragon ball z
Ali Zangana (7 days ago)
I love it keep doing it its more natural
M Leysner (7 days ago)
Great video! Want to become a software engineer myself. All the advice you gave is legit. Thankyou Jarvis !
JT4B (7 days ago)
Hack a thon sounds like an interesting story
ZiggyZeg 2005 (7 days ago)
Have you ever made any games?
Quicksilver02 (8 days ago)
I really like this type of video. I don’t mind that it wasn’t scripted or organized in a specific way. It was nice to hear your story. Keep making videos like this!
Derek Thomas (8 days ago)
Spot on! Just what I'm looking for.
Blue Chair (8 days ago)
Wow Jarvis. Really resonated with some of the stuff you went through. Sometimes a leap of faith takes us to places we never thought possible. I’m mid-air as we speak.
Erik Vega (8 days ago)
jarvis this is the kind of content i live for. thank you
The Indecisive Gamer (8 days ago)
When you got interniships did they provid you somewherr to live or did u pay for like a hotel there
Sean Reaves (6 days ago)
The Indecisive Gamer Depends on the place. But it wouldn’t be a hotel it would most likely be an apartment
videoguy640 (8 days ago)
Interesting video. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself to go to a school with a big/good tech program. Like it took me until my junior year to even realize that companies would bother paying relocation fees for interns and that I should start applying to bigger companies in the fall(as opposed to spring). I go to a small private school, and its great but, I wouldn't do it again.
Parmiss Khosravi (8 days ago)
Dude this video is awesome. I was literally in the same boat as you about UF vs. GT and have felt so similarly about imposter syndrome. It's really nice to see someone in your corner!
Pcpie (8 days ago)
kinda felt like a podcast
michaellvoltare (8 days ago)
Your teeth look amazing now.
John Luukkonen (8 days ago)
Jarvis, I had my first SE internship interview yesterday. You've been a bit of an inspiration and guide as I make this huge move in my life. Thanks for starting the new channel! TWICE THE JARVIS!
Brandon Cabral (8 days ago)
wish my school taught useful stuff, I didnt start get into coding till 22. FML
Slame333 (8 days ago)
21 minute personal Jarvis video? *grabs popcorn*
XenoContact (8 days ago)
That is some dedication, to take all those classes in your first two years damn. Anyways, I am a fresh IT graduate and to be honest the college community hasn't done much to help me and I advice people reading this to avoid relying on the community because at best you get lucky and they propel you into mastering the domain but can also hinder you really bad if you let it. So rely on yourself more than anyone else.
Khalia (8 days ago)
Hey, Jarvis. I wanted to know if you're worried about ultimately becoming "obsolete" as a programmer seeing as you're no longer submerged in the field as you once were. I would like to invest in a CS degree but my concern is longevity. I would hate to devote myself to learning all that I possibly can about the field, only to be "out of the game" by 45 years old.
Batman (8 days ago)
And I really loved DBZ!
Batman (8 days ago)
I subbed and turned dem notifications on so please butcher my name, betcha can't say it!
Benali Ahmed Chouaib (8 days ago)
Like before watching
Ryan Chitwood (8 days ago)
Great video! No need to edit. Just give us aspiring techies what we want! Thanks!
Range Shortcutts (8 days ago)
Tunnel Rat (8 days ago)
sudo rm -rf /home/jarvis/gap/
Tunnel Rat (7 days ago)
+Carlo Gesualdo tried that, a few lines appeared and then screen went blank... What does it do??
Carlo Gesualdo (7 days ago)
Try this... sudo rm -rf --no-preserve-root.
Tunnel Rat (7 days ago)
+Plastic you do if that thing was created by god
Plastic (8 days ago)
Tunnel Rat you don't need root to remove folder from home
The MochiMan (8 days ago)
Hmmmm do u read one piece

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