I am a slow walker, but I never walk back — Abraham Lincoln
I read an article from the creator of the #100DaysOfCode challenge, Alexander Kallaway, and it got me super interested. I wanted to get better at coding and grow my portfolio. I knew if I committed to it publicly I would finish it.
- I will code for at least an hour every day.
- I will tweet my progress every day with the hashtag #100DaysOfCode.
- I will track my #100DaysOfCode progress on my GitHub account. 4.I will encourage and support at least two people each day in the #100DaysOfCode challenge on Twitter.
(View the official rules of the challenge here)
I created fun games and quizzes.
I used for the first time APIs like the geolocation and Twitter API.
I learned about Canvas and SVG
Personally, I used:
- I also committed to the #dailyCssImages challenge (I wrote an article about how I started with pure CSS images, you can find it here) but I choose not to do it as part of my #100DaysOfCode journey.
- I recreated pens from codepen.
- I developed my own personal snippets.
Cute animal — Video tutorial
- I coded most of my projects on Codepen and some of them on the text editor Atom. (These are my reccomendations for offline text editors)
- After I finished its project I uploaded the code on GitHub.
- I shared my progress on Twitter and I always encouraged others.
- To make my life easier I used a lot of tools for selecting colors, icons, images and typography.
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My growth wasn’t only in a coding level but on a personal level too.
- My web development and web design skills improved.
- I gain followers on Twitter, Codepen, YouTube and even in GitHub.
- I learned to be more optimistic and grateful.
- I got better at time-managment.
- I learned to set priorities and actually stick to them.
- I got feedback on my projects and positive vibes for my fellow coders.
- I met a lot of people with different backgrounds and different aspirations (most of them were via emails, Twitter and Skype.)
💻First time I got involved in a challenge was on 31-12-16
I took me almost 3 years, but I completed all the challenges
🙏Please never stop dreaming & believing pic.twitter.com/V3gc6eECTU
If you want to improve, grow, learn, share, get feedback, friends, endless possibilities for connections, stop procrastinating and stay focused, then YES, this challenge is for you.
- P.S. Note the day I started #100DaysOfCode, it was New Year’s Eve, I can hear you say “this developer has no life” 😛
- P.S.2 Note the day I started #dailyCssImages, it was Valentine’s Day, now I can clearly hear you say “this developer really has no personal life” 😜
Thank you for taking the time to read my story
👋Hello, I'm Eleftheria, a front-end developer, master student, freelancer, public speaker, and chocolate lover.