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Discussion on: [#CNC2022 "Code More" Cohort 1] Why do you want to code more?

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Hi all! I'm super late to the part here but I'm joining in nonetheless!

I want to code more because:
I think it's a fairly strong skill that I would able to develop and use to do creative projects and make some money doing it! Coding is a skill that I enjoy playing around with and have used from time to time in a professional capacity but would like to claim more of a space for myself amongst professional coders!

I know I’ll have reached my “code more” goal when:
I have enough comfort with JavaScript that I can plan a simple project and work to expand complexity on my own. Really planning to tuck into a course on creative coding so finishing this course should be part of this although might take me beyond the time of the challenge.

I'll share two of my assumptions here:

  1. As many of you already say, time is a huge factor. I'm doing this on the side while also working to improve my artistic skills, also on the side. So it's a major challenge to keep up with things!
  2. While I can achieve my main goal by following a structured course or training, one of the greatest challenges to my longer term success is being bold enough to break into a freelance or professional space as a n00b. How does one push themselves to seek work once they have developed a skill set?