Goal: Entry Level Web Developer Role by 2020

Hello all. I have decided to get back in Web Development after almost 18 years away. 18 year! Did they even have a web back then?! Yes. It was primitive, html had styling components, and CSS was barely budding if I remember right. I knew VB, QB and HTML back then.
I made the Middle School I went to, their first web page.

Life diverged into other roads, and almost 20 years later, I’m navigating back.

Long term, I want to be a Freelance App Developer. But, more pressing, is I want out of Semiconductor and into Web Development.

My goal, is to be in an Entry Level Web Developer Role by Jan 1, 2020.

I’m doing codecademy(obviously) doing the pro, until it stops being useful.
I’m also concurrently running the content from LinkedIn Learning. Mostly, just listening to the videos on my 40 minute commute to work.
And trying out codeanywhere for an IDE. I have some time at work where I could code, so having it portable is a plus.

My focus, seems pretty standard, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Jquery, React etc. (I have a more specific list somewhere…)

Anyway, I wanted to say ‘hi’ to the community, and keep my ears open for tips, other resources, favorite bookmarks, etc.

I’m sure you’ll see me asking questions down the road!


I am trying to get back to web development after 15 years off. I was a software engineer… and the web was similar … lots of html, CSS was relatively new, xml was also relatively new. Good Luck on the journey. I am enrolled in the web development intensive course. So far it is a fun class.


Keep going at that goal, and I’ll try to help you if I can along the way!


Bro! I’m with you, but I’ve chosen python way. I put the same date - 1 jan 2020.


Nice @krawling! I hope you reach your goal =)


Good luck! I hope you get your goal!


I’m in the same boat as you. I want out of the semiconductor industry. I’m a little long in the tooth. I’ve been in the semiconductor industry for 29 years and have been a Test Engineer. I’m hoping to get into Web Development/Web Testing. I’m hoping to get build some websites for free, while I’m working and then get some contracts and leave my job.


I’m not sure I’m going to make my date, but I left my full time job to focus on this full time. I bought back into codecademy Pro- It delves deeper into the why’s and has you repeat the basic setups so that you actually know them.

Their explanation of .this was way more logical than freecodecamp.
I plan on still using fcc, but more as extra practice. My primary learning will happen here.

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hi Thomas! :star2:How’s your progress tracking toward your goal??

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