The short story: I’m a former 2nd grade teacher currently teaching myself to become a web developer.
I told the internet that I wanted to learn to code on March 30, 2015 and I didn’t want to back down. So on June 1st I started a 3-month long Web Developer Blueprint on Skillcrush and officially started my journey. Only a week and a half later, I drove to Austin, Tx to attend my first Web Dev meet-up and I survived. I share my journey to become a web developer here and encourage you to laugh&join along!
And hey, I’d love for you to literally join me on my coding journey! There’s always room for one more!
6 WEEK UPDATE
- Total inner road block on Week 3 because things [selectors & box models & floats & web hosting & FTPs & launching sites] weren’t coming as easily as I thought they should
- Still wrestling with proper selectors [ids & classes] & box model & floats [any advise?]
- Bonus project from Skillcrush Blueprint [coding an email sign up page from a Photoshop document - total web dev real life - with NO directions] gave me a few headaches but I’ll chalk this up to an almost success - more on this later
What I’ve learned:
- Curriculum: HTML & CSS
- I discovered & fell in love with this podcast [Start Here: Web Development]
- Asking for help doesn’t mean I'm not capable
- My daily #1milejuly runs & now apparently a bit of yoga are part of my best efforts to NOT be so glued to my computer
What I’m looking forward to:
- Continuing to work on & finish that email sign up page bonus project
- Attending my first Women Who Code meet-up tonight :)
So how do I feel about becoming a web designer&developer? Better. I’m simply reminding myself that I learn one line of code at a time. As long as I keep practicing, even if I completely mess things up, we’re good.
Interested in learning to code? Already a coder? I want to hear from you and be code friends!