|I'll be graduating with my PhD in Mathematics in a couple of years, and I'm really interested in moving to the software engineering/programming field (for those interested, it's not that I don't like academia, it's that I really like programming).|
I'm no code expert, but I minored in Computer Science as an undergrad. I have experience in C++ and Python, and I'm currently learning Haskell and some web backend with Django. I would estimate that I have coding experience equivalent to someone graduating with a Bachelor's in CS from a small liberal arts college (that is to say, nothing note-worthy).
My question is: would anybody like to hire me? Math grad school has made me excellent at solving problems, learning new technologies, and communicating difficult ideas. But I'm definitely lacking in the experience division. Now I'm wondering if I would be a desirable candidate or not.
And I'm not fishing for job offers or specific companies - just want to know if you know anyone like me who has been hired, or who can't be hired.