My #100DaysofCode Experience — The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
My Experience during this period has been overwhelming. Did i think i’ll ever make it to Day 100? No i didn’t.
On 25th of June i decided to commit to the #100DaysofCode challenge. Making that decision has been one of the best i have made this year. #100DaysofCode is an initiative by Alexander Kallaway to help people learning how to code to be more consistent. The goal is to code everyday for at least an hour for 100 days. Interesting right?
My Struggles / Failures:
I started all excited, super pumped but guess it didn’t turn out to be all that. i got frustrated at some point trying to keep up with challenge and not just that i also discovered that coding is not for the weak-minded. there were times where i would say no i ain’t doing this no more but i had a goal to reach so i buckled up. Freecodecamp had me at my worst times because i found some challenges hard, spent couple of days on some but good news is i pulled through.
Failure will hit you but don’t give up when this happens — Gift
Tutorials and Moocs Completed
I embarked on this journey with two things in mind: Become a better developer and be more confident and
- Freecodecamp — Front End Development Course
- FlexBox.io — Flexbox tutorial by Wes Bos
- Web Developer Boot-camp — By Colt Steele Udemy Best Selling Course
Technology Stack Learnt
- Jquery — Intermediate
- Node.JS — Basics
- Express — Basics
- PHP / Laravel— Intermediate
- Simple Portfolio made with Bootstrap My Portfolio
- Random Quote Machine Random Quote Machine
- Tribute Page Tribute Page
- Wikipedia Viewer Wikipedia Viewer
- Weather App weather app
- Custom Video Player Custom video
- Html Canvas Draw like never before
What This Challenge Taught Me
That all that glitters is not gold — Yes literally i see ads like learn this in 6 weeks and become a Pro and i’m like Yeah i can do that, but sincerely i doubt that’s possible because i spent over 13 weeks doing this challenge and i don’t see myself as a Pro yet except i’m getting there. So if you really want to learn stick to a goal and make sure you pull it off.
That Consistency is a gift — The power of consistency can never be overemphasized it takes will and power to stick to a goal especially one like this.
That Rome wasn’t built in a day — Yes you have to work hard to complete this challenge times will come when you want to give up but one key to success is consistency and self discipline.
That The Community will sustain you — I had down times, times when i just want to go home and sleep but when i remember i have to update my progress on twitter or check other people update to see how far they have gone i just had to push myself and then the wonderful community just pushes and supports you every single time you feel like giving up.
- Web Developer Boot Camp
- My #100DaysofCode Log
- A Trello Board to keep track of your activities
- My Progress Blog
This is a Journey for me and i’m glad i picked up courage to start. A little advice to my friends already doing #100DaysofCode or basically people that might be interested in taking on this challenge.
just start…and when you do, STAY MOTIVATED don’t give up.