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Discussion on: #CNC2021 "Code More" Mission 1 Submission Thread

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Louis Williams
  1. I want to code more because:

    I want to acquire the skills necessary to make a career change to software development/engineering while completing the project I am currently working on.

  2. I know I’ll have reached my β€œcode more” goal when:

    I will have reached my β€œcode more” (I’m assuming this is the 5-week goal) goal when I have completed my project for the non-profit and my portfolio page.

  3. My top three assumptions for reaching my goal are:
    I think I have enough time to work on my projects, but I need to do a better job of managing and allotting that time.
    I know I have the interest and motivation, though they sometimes wane when I get discouraged by how much more I have to learn, and how little it feels like I have accomplished so far.
    I need to nail down what resources I am going to use to get comfortable and confident with the MERN stack, and what resources I will use as a reference as I work on my project.

  4. Of these assumptions, my riskiest is time management and organization of resources.

  5. When I think about my riskiest assumption, three possible root causes are:
    Maybe I incorrectly calculated how much time I actually have to code.

    Maybe I’m not sticking to the schedule I designed.

  6. 3 ways I might address these root causes are:
    Take another look at my schedule.
    Modify the non-coding parts of my schedule to more align with my coding goals.
    I may look into having an accountability buddy, preferably one who is also working on a project and learning at the same time.

  7. Of these, the biggest cause that’s worth tackling first is time management.