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How to prepare to go from Physics to CS?

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Hi.

I'm finishing my Physics Bachelor this year, and it looks like I'm going to end up with a quite mediocre GPA, around 2.8 or a bit lower (actually a 7 over 10, I'm Spanish). I don't think I will have many problems getting into the Master (which I think you would call grad school) I'm interested in, but I feel like I will have a bit of a rough time getting a good physics job, considering my grades. I think a good solution would be to aim for a career in CS/software/data science, which its something I've always considered.

I'd like to ask those of you who have gone this route (physics to CS) for some advice on how to start steering my education towards CS. I have gone through some CS MOOCs (algorithms, machine learning, programming languages...), I am fluent with Python and I am quick learning other languages, but I don't think there's enough with that. What should I be reading or doing?

Thank you for your time.
 
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Everyone I know who did CS did it as a second major.
 

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