I am just here because I want to say: CODING ROCKS!
I actually can’t believe this is really happening. Not even 2 months after deciding to start to learn HTML (and up until last friday I still had a full time job), here I am coding the s%*[ out of my editor.
On a little sidenote: I am very happy with my decision to become a full-time coding student/autodidact. For the moment I am using 100% of my time to do what I love.
What else could be better? I am really, really grateful.
Coming home today from my full time call center job, (and after a shocking look at my bank account, jeez, when am I actually going to have any of the money I earn?) I took a couple of hours for my studies.
Quick conclusion of the day: Now that I am quite comfortable with HTML & CSS, and I want to move on, things get very complex.
I realize I need some real structure. Rather than jumping from one course to another, I want to follow one hands-on course that helps me to become familiar with the most important languages and concepts. So I started to google again to look up some of the best (& affordable) web development courses available online – and I found Udemy’s “The Complete Web Developer Course 2.0” by Rob Percival. It even includes one year of unlimited webhosting on ecowebhosting.co.uk (which means I will be able to upload my own wordpress site soon – this one is already bugging me) – both for just 10€! Now I don’t know how these things are even possible – but I won’t complain. And, after all the American teachers, I am happy to listen to some British accent for a change 😉
Recap: I need to give my path substance, and structure. How about this little to-do-list:
- Complete freeCodeCamp‘s Front-End Developer Coding Challenge
- Complete the “Web Developer Course 2.0” on Udemy.com
(those two alone should keep me busy for several months)
- Begin building my Portfolio
I have to keep this plan open and flexible, though. I may feel the need for more direct mentoring and personal guidance one day, so I might want to go for a course like Skillcrush.com later on, but for the moment my bank account does not allow any of this luxury.
By the way, my general goal is simple: to become a freelancer!
Wish me luck!