Starting A New Journey, Advice Welcome

Hi All

I recently went through a life changing event, I was left paralyzed from the chest down and told I would never walk again, I beat that and can now walk after 12 months of ■■■■, but cannot continue in my old career path and so am try ing to retrain myself. Being 51 this is a daunting task, but I am determind :grinning: hope this will help me get into the programming route and teach me all I need.

I have started the Full Stack course and am looking for advice on best practice and general things to do etc.

Thanks in advance


Welcome to the community Danbleeze! Hearing how you are overcoming obstacles make me want to squeeze more out of my days. You got me fired up! :fire:

Here are some resources you might find useful:

Places to practice coding problems

In no particular order, although HackerRank, LeetCode and CodeWars are the most popular.

Help with front-end design

Get inspired by other people

  • Just search for “Day in the life” in this forums and you’ll find dozens of stories of people doing all kinds of things in tech. Here, I’ll leave the link: search day in the life
  • Developer community
  • Birds eye view roadmap for web developers: Roadmap
  • “When did you know you were job ready?” from Reddit
  • Also this subreddit CS Career Questions

And when you are ready (or courageous) go ahead and take a look at this user’s study guide when they were preparing to get a job at one of the big tech companies: Coding Interview University