JavaScript Mastery Is Simply A Function Of Time

This Has Been The Toughest Almost-Four-Weeks Of My Professional Life!

Seriously, I cannot believe that I am ending week four, here.  The first three weeks were abysmal.  I barely knew what was happening or why, and I was pretty sure that I was going to fail at learning to develop for a living.

If I told you how many times I cried, you’d probably not believe me, but I don’t care.  Anyone out there like me who is putting their heart and soul into learn to code…well…I don’t want you to be shocked if you get to your apprenticeship and find that you hit brick wall after brick wall.   For non-mathy folk, it’s par for the course.

That’s the truth.

If you happen to be considering coming to the program in which I am participating, you’re probably using resources like Code Academy, Khan Academy, or other online resources like Thinkful or Bloc.io.

Whatever your learning resource, you already know that code’s ability to reduce you to tears is a very real thing.

Most men I know won’t cry…but they will walk purposefully out of a room, stare at the screen pensively, or go take a smoke.

Bottom line: Coding. Is. Hard.

PERIOD.

…but it’s also fun, once you start to understand what you are looking at, why the lines are functioning the way that they are, and what it is that you want the computer to do for you.

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Days 1-3 On My Journey To Becoming A Software Developer…

I’m Happy To Share My First Three Days Towards Software Development As A Career…

I left home on Friday evening and am now settled into where I will be for the next 9-12 weeks.  Instead of trying to come up with an article every day, I decided to create videos as I was going along so that people coming through cohorts after me will have an idea, from start to finish, what it’s like to do this.

It’s incredibly clear to me, now, that this is an exciting time in education.  The country needs developers, and there are businesses willing to train people like me who want and need a career change.

Please take a look at the video and pictures below if you’d like to get a clear idea of how things are going from day to day.

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HTML, CSS, and The Perceived Challenge of Learning Programming

I Am Finally Learning Programming

It’s been two years of [sort of secretly] desiring to take this route to programmer, and I now have been given the opportunity to learn from some of the best teachers and coders in the industry.

With the high cost of education, many people are taking alternative routes to learning how to code, and I’m just blessed to count myself in the number or alternate learners.

To call myself excited to be part of a network of education disrupters would be a massive understatement.

I’m absolutely over the moon with joy and gratitude.

Without too much preliminary information, let’s get into what I am learning right now.  This article is designed to offer encouragement for people like me who are in the process of learning how to program or how to do ANYTHING brand new.

First, though…a little background on my educational journey…

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