I am a mechanical engineer by background. Been around manufacturing for almost 25 years. Got started in industrial robotics full-time about 5 years ago, had spent several years prior dabbling in them and championing their use at plants I ran. Cofounder at Hirebotics in 2015 where as a small team (2) we had to learn a lot of programming as we built everything in the company from the ground up. I spent a lot of time writing embedded code running on a RPi in Nodejs. Decided a few months ago it was time to start learning web development as I wanted to continue to increase my skill set and stay relevant. Still quite the Noob when it comes to React and API development but slowly learning.
I found RedwoodJS after listening to a podcast on it and have to say as someone new to full stack web development it has been awesome as there is so much that just works and is magical it has really helped me to gain knowledge much faster than I was before.