My name is David Okolie and I recently transitioned from architecture to software engineering. I am also a husband and father who really wants to make an impact in the world. I love learning and that heightened curiosity helped in making my transition from architecture to software engineering pretty smooth. I studied architecture in the University of Nigeria and practiced actively for a few years albeit without a Master's degree which in turn affected how much people believed I could contribute. However, I am of the opinion that experience does not come from a piece of paper but rather you become a master through rolling up your sleeves and getting down to doing the actual work. I worked in construction supervising construction processes but since I was not finding the fulfilment I desired, I started searching for something else that was in line with what I wanted. My job as an architect did not allow me to fully express my skills hence I knew there had to be more out there. I quit my full time job in 2021 and transitioned to freelancing so that I can have flexibility to step back and plan my life.
Your story is inspiring
Hey man, it's awesome what you're doing and have done. You're one of the motivations I now have to complete my SE journey too. Thanks for sharing!