Greetings from the sunny island of Bali, in Indonesia, Southeast Asia. Shoutouts to any Indonesians who are on this site and taking this journey with me.
My name is Andre, a novice developer as well as a novice father of a beautiful 4-month-old daughter. I have spent most of my professional life in the busy F&B world, spending 50 hours a week doing backbreaking, but very rewarding, work in restaurants around the island. I started learning to code as a hobby sometime around last year, and Codecademy was the very first site I signed up to learn at.
After my baby was born, I desperately wanted to find online work so I can spend more time with her and my wife, so I started to study more intensively, signing up at freecodecamp.org and taking edx courses as well. My target is to use the skills I learn here to build my portfolio, in order to score freelance web development jobs online.
I have really been loving Codecademy! I love that it's constantly improving from the first time I joined. I love the vast scope of subjects that are available, as well as the paths feature. The interface is awesome. I just hope that there could be an auto refresh or live preview feature instead of the Run button.
I have not been to any meetups but I would love to know about the coding community in here in Bali. If anyone knows anything about that could you please hit me up?
Anyways, happy coding guys, and never stop learning!