I'm looking for some much needed advice !
Good day all, my name is Matthew and I am currently attempting to add a new skill to my trade. I work now as a private Innovator for various individuals and companies and my field of focus is algorithm development and theoretical development. I have worked on projects such as; green energy through self-sufficient refrigeration, vacuum compression engines for aviation, I have assisted investors in designing unique algorithms to counter-act FOREX AI, and much more.
Where I am stuck is I want to learn a new skill, specifically being Programming, and I will admit I know nothing about it haha.
I have begun by attempting to learn Python, currently I know very little, such as; loops, strings, variables, while loops, etc.
I want to focus my learning on a specific type of programming that will suit my current skill set. I would define my skill set as; open innovation in the areas of science and technology, and vast knowledge of various industries. Meaning I can design a concept, but not build it. I have worked with biological engineers to design for them a Bio-Nano cell that can absorb blood cells, but I do not have the science / engineering / programming background to design the device itself. My job was to build it on paper, and the experts built it themselves while I oversaw the project.
Truth is I came from a more poor background and have had to spend my life learning on my own and from various individuals. I could never afford school + living expenses + medical expenses. So here I am trying to learn haha.
I need to become my own expert and I need help in doing so, I need advice as to what type of programming I should be focusing on and how to go about learning it, from free resources to educational sources. I am in the process of finding a mentor to work with, as I have in the past with previous projects, but until then I need to work by myself and still progress, and I am confident that someone here can assist me :)
My main questions are;
1) what programming language should I focus on that would bring an addition to my current skill set (science and technology innovation)
2) what are the available resources for that programming language? from free to educational / mentor availability.
I thank you all for your time and consideration and your help!
I look forward to building my future and I want to ensure I do it correctly, what better way that to ask the experts!
Have a wonderful day everyone and thank you for your responses and assistance :)