I started my coding journey around 10 months ago. My older brother is a developer in Brazil (where I am originally from) and he decided he would turn me and our younger brother into developers. After watching lots of Mr. Robot I was super excited! Bring the hacking on, I told him lol But all he did was share some Code Academy tutorials on HTML and the command line. No hacking at all! =/
But once I started creating my first very simple HTML pages from scratch and adding CSS to them I felt pretty awesome. HTML & CSS are my favorite duo ever! I also learned the basics of UI, responsive coding and a little more advanced CSS (I love CSS) and this all in the first 6 months, studying no more than 45 minutes to 2 hours a day, usually 6 days a week.
Once we got at a certain point of the course, older bro asked us to stop and do a project. I was terrified of course, but in the end, with his great mentoring I did it: https://pachicodes.github.io/Products/
I was SOOO happy when it was done, even if I wasn't even that sure how I made somethings work, they were working!
There are 3 main ways to learn to code: College, Bootcamp, and Self-learning.
·College just never was my thing; ·I love the idea of Bootcamp, but the time commitment and financial investment just don't work for me at this moment of my life. ·Self-learning was my choice. It isn't as well organized as a college or as fast as a Bootcamp, but with a mentor, a plan and dedication it works for me.
On my next post, I will write about things that make it easier to follow the Self-Learning route.
P.s. I would like to Thank Ali Spittel @aspittel for the inspiration. I saw her talk on Blogging yesterday at Codeland 2019 and now here I am, writing!