Hello all! I am new to Codecademy but it's going fairly fast. I'm of middle years, and am in the Atlanta, Georgia area. I have been fascinated with computers and have played with a number of drag-and-drop type website creators like the old Geocities, Wix, etc. I hope to learn enough to possibly earn some money with my newfound skills. Would love to hear from anyone who's done that, namely how you got from online class to professional.
Would also love to hear from anyone in my area, and if there are any coding newbie meetups in Atlanta (especially the northern 'burbs).
My work has been mainly with animals in the past, and am now working at a humane society. To put these interests together professionally would be ideal, but I am open to any lucrative opportunities.