Couple Days in, Learning Quickly

Hi, I’m Jaice

I am a couple of days into this part of my programming journey. With how much my life has been impacted because of Covid-19, I came to the realization that I need to diversify my marketable skills.

I have dabbled in programming in earlier years and I have always been fond of the idea that if I sit in front of my keyboard and hammer away, I can create something spectacular.

My goal with programming is not only to increase my problem solving skills, but I would also like to eventually explore the possibility of breaking into the job market. I have watched countless hours of video content and read hundred of articles and I couldn’t be more excited.

From what I can tell this is not an industry of credentials, this is an industry of proof based work and conceptual understanding. I despise traditional schooling so this is right up my alley.

I am currently blowing through the Web Development path while at the same time practicing my code at least 4-6 hours a day in VSCode. Before you say that I will get burnt out or it’s overkill for a beginner, I know how I learn best and this seems to be it :smiley:

Not only am I here to introduce myself, but I would also like to ask you guys a few questions if you don’t mind.

What other resources do you guys find helpful for people who are learning?
Do you have any project recommendations so I can begin to create a portfolio?
Are there any online certifications worth exploring?

Thanks and great to be here!

Wow! Sounds like you are super motivated, and that’s awesome. More than burning out, I would worry that you’ll cover ground so fast that you’ll leave it all a bit shaky, kind of like studying for an exam the day before and forgetting about it in a few days.
I like using OneNote to keep my programming notes organized, and I’ve found that practicing code challenges in places like LeetCode and HackerRank is a great way to cement concepts. Also, don’t be shy to share your code on GitHub: like you said, this industry is all about proving what you can do.
Once you cover Flexbox and media queries on the Web Dev path, how about designing your portfolio website as a project? That’s pretty useful!

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